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History and purpose of Crime Prevention Month

In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October Crime Prevention Month. Every year since then, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and youth organizations have reached out to educate the public, showcase their accomplishments, and explore new partnerships during this special month.

October has become the official month for recognizing and celebrating the practice of crime prevention, while promoting awareness of important issues such as victimization, volunteerism, and creating safer, more caring communities. The month-long celebration spotlights successful crime prevention efforts on the local, state, and national levels.

NCPC annually releases a Crime Prevention Month Kit. The kit consists of a wall calendar and reproducible brochures.

Also, NCPC annually develops a newspaper supplement. The supplement is an advertorial with articles and activities about crime prevention.

Join the celebration of crime prevention with your own event! NCPC has resources to help you plan a successful Crime Prevention Month event.

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