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. Policing

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

  2. 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. Crime prevention

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

  5. Violence against women and girls

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

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. 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

  5. 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