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.

Voices against Gendered Violence: A Blog in Quotations

Never have I seen such a beautiful collection of voices, all unique, and yet all singing the same tune.  The Everyday: Freedom from Gendered Violence Symposium put on by the Social Innovation Research Group, and brilliantly det

“I can’t believe this is still happening”

That’s the response I usually get from friends and family when I tell them that I’ve spent the past two years coordinating a project to address gendered violence against university students. I generally concur with the exasperation, but am quick to point out that it seems unfair to expect to see less gendered violence on campus when relatively little has changed in how we address it on university campuses and in the surrounding communities in which university students live, work and play.

By the numbers: Homicide rates in Waterloo Region

Despite homicide being a rare event in Canada, when it happens, it is the highlight of media headlines. Television news, newspapers, and social media sources all follow the story closely. In parallel to media coverage, there is a steady growth of stories being told about crime. These are found in popular novels writing about true crimes and television dramas sensationalizing the role of police and courts.

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