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 the police fight crime more effectively

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

  2. Preventing and reducing piracy off the coast of Somalia

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

  3. 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.

  4. Reducing and preventing crime

    The Home Office is responsible for preventing crime and making sure people feel safe in their homes and communities.

  5. Ending violence against women and girls in the UK

    How the government is supporting victims of domestic violence and abuse and making sure perpetrators are brought to justice.

See all 13 policies



  1. Fees under the Licensing Act 2003

    • 26 February 2015
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Introducing mandatory reporting for FGM

    • 12 February 2015
    • Consultation outcome
  3. Modern slavery and supply chains

    • 12 February 2015
    • Open consultation

See all consultations



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. Disclosure and Barring Service: criminal record checks and referrals

    Which services are offered by DBS, including fees and guidance on applications, and how the referrals process works. Read more

  4. 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

  5. Take a drink-drive rehabilitation course

    When you can take a drink-drive rehabilitation course to reduce your driving ban, what it costs, and what happens when you’ve done it. Read more