Smart on Crime in Waterloo Region

A community based plan by the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Smart on Crime in Waterloo Region focuses on what works best to prevent and reduce crime, victimization and fear of crime. Based on input from over 700 residents, partner organizations and community leaders in Waterloo Region, this plan provides a shared direction for the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council over the next four years (2010 – 2014).

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Getting to the Roots of Crime

2010 - 2014 Community Plan

Quite simply, preventing crime before it happens, is the Smart thing to do. Smart on Crime in Waterloo Region is our community’s plan for engaging the entire region, from the grassroots to the highest levels of decision making, in creating sustainable momentum, actions and results today. Find out how you can get smart on crime in your community.

Best of the Blog: Our top 14 of 2014

We've been in reflection mode this week at the WRCPC office. The time of year lends itself perfectly to this kind of 'look back' at the year that was 2014. I hope you are enjoying your own reflections. And, since we're at it, why don't we do some reflecting together, with the help of Smart on Crime

By the numbers: Hate crimes in Waterloo Region

In 2009, the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo census metropolitan area (CMA) had the highest hate crime rate in Canada, according to police reported statistics. Did you catch the end of that sentence? “…..according to police reported statistics”.

By the numbers: Wading through police-reported crime statistics

Statistics Canada released their annual Police-reported crime statistics 2013 report in July (and in French). There is always so much to sift through and interpret. But here's a beginning summary of the highlights from the Canadian Criminal Justice Association

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