Crime must be reduced and prevented to ensure people feel safe in their homes and communities. The government supports visible, responsive and accountable policing by empowering the public and freeing up the police to fight crime.

Policies 13

  1. Helping employers make safer recruiting decisions

    How the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides criminal records checking and barring functions to help employers make safer recruitment decisions.

  2. Knife, gun and gang crime

    How we are working to reduce gang-related crime and stop young people becoming involved in youth violence.

  3. Counter-terrorism

    How the government is preventing terrorist attacks on the UK, and on British people and businesses abroad.

  4. Policing

    How the government is making the police more accountable to the communities they serve.

  5. Piracy off the coast of Somalia

    UK counter-piracy activity off the coast of Somalia, and HMG advice to the shipping industry and travellers.

See all 13 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Living in Ireland

    Information for British nationals living in Ireland and information on driving regulations in Ireland Read more

  2. Local commissioning of victims’ services

    From 1 October 2014, the majority of support services for victims will be provided at a local level by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). Read more

  3. NOMS graduate programme

    Find out how the NOMS graduate programme is structured, the career paths it opens up and the qualities you'll need to secure your place. Read more

  4. CAST resources for the crime prevention industry

    Downloadable information from the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), including the database of police protective standards. Read more

  5. Report serious incidents: guide for youth justice practitioners

    How youth justice practitioners should report serious incidents involving children and young people. Read more