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Crime Prevention

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NIJ performs research in and evaluations of many specific types of crime prevention strategies — from more traditional crime, such as gun crime and child abuse, to emerging crime, such as identity theft and human trafficking.

On this page, find links to articles, awards, events, publications, and multimedia related to crime prevention.

Find Programs and Practices related to Crime Prevention

The first step in knowing what to do is knowing what works … and what hasn’t.