The Department of Attorney General and Justice is integral in the Government’s strategy to develop a better understanding of crime and to apply this knowledge in ways which actively prevent crime from occurring.
To reduce crime in New South Wales, we need to know the nature of crime, who is committing crime and where it happens, as well as the reason for crime. We also need to constantly evaluate methods which successfully reduce and prevent crime.
Within the Department of Attorney General and Justice are agencies recognised as specialists in the field of crime prevention and understanding who:
Visit the departmental agencies listed below to find out more about their activities and the role they play in the Government’s crime prevention activities.
- provide statistical information about the changing nature of crime and about the effectiveness of crime prevention measures;
- advise on how crime and crime prevention activities affect targeted groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women and victims of crime;
- educate and support the community in implementing crime prevention activities;
- reform the law to improve the way we deal with crime in this state;
- coordinate the range of services available to victims of crime; and
- provide compensation to crime victims