Community safety in Australia
Copyright Australian Government
The Australian Institute of Criminology conducts research on all sorts of topics associated with crime and crime prevention. It also disseminates information and data in the interests of improving research and policy making on crime and crime prevention. Crime costs the Australian community many billions of dollars each year. Crime clearly affects us all in some way and equally it is in our interests to prevent and limit crime and our fear of crime. It consistently rates in surveys as among the top three concerns of most Australians. Three main types of crimes are 1. crimes which harm people, 2. activities which frighten, annoy or offend people, 3. 'new' crimes which have surfaced in recent years.
A speech delivered at the Australian Institute of Criminology Conference, in conjunction with the Victorian Community Council Against Violence, 'Safer Communities: strategic directions in urban planning', Melbourne, 10-11 September 1998 by Adam Graycar, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology. Made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Community safety, Crime prevention, Cost of crime