EU Focus Day: Prevention of domestic burglary
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It might seem odd to still focus on domestic burglaries given the fact that this type of crime has been decreasing for many years in most European countries. However, it still accounts for the majority of Organised Property Crime offences. It not only robs people of their possessions but also of their sense of security at home, a place where everyone should feel most safe. Furthermore, the financial impact on society still make this an important problem. That is why European countries, united in the EUCPN (European Crime Prevention Network) and EUROPOL, have joined forces to launch this initiative. Our main goal is to put the prevention of domestic burglary in the spotlight in the European Union and to step up the fight against this crime by warning and informing citizens on how they can prevent themselves.
The prevention campaign to #StopDomesticBurglaries consists of a poster, a flyer, two short social media posts, a radio spot and a case movie. The case movie includes initiatives from the Member States and inspires the national partners to participate in this initiative. The EUCPN has also written the paper What works to prevent domestic burglaries?, to support European, national and local stakeholders by giving an overview of the initiatives which might, or not might work, to prevent domestic burglaries.
The participating European countries in 2022 are Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Georgia, France, Ireland, Iceland, Hungary, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Slovenia.
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