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Programme for Government


Safer Communities for All



Aim: Make our communities safer through reductions in anti-social behaviour, crime (including the fear of crime), substance misuse and the incidence and impact of fires as well as effective co-ordination of emergencies.

As we said in the first Programme for Government publication, each year we would review the evidence on how we are progressing and identify where action needs to be adjusted to achieve our goals.

The Programme for Government, therefore, is not a static publication. Contained within this year’s report are a number of updates with new indicators (where better measures have been found) and new actions (where we have started new initiatives or expanded existing ones). Each of these changes is detailed in our updated 2013 Programme for Government document.