This report contains the findings of a performance analysis of the part of the local crime prevention planning process in New South Wales managed by the CPD of the NSW Attorney General’s Department. The NSW Police and the NSW Department of Community Services’ Community Solutions Strategy manage other local crime prevention work in NSW. Work undertaken under the auspice of these other NSW agencies was only considered in so far as it impacted on the work sponsored by the Crime Prevention Division (CDP). The Australian Institute of Criminology undertook the review during the first half of 2005 as a contract project for the NSW CPD.
This report is divided into five sections. Part one describes the background to the crime prevention plans; part two details the overall objectives of the review and the questions that the report will answer; part three documents the findings and analysis of the main findings from a survey and more detailed interviews with a number of key stakeholders; part four answers the four questions as requested by the CPD; and part five offers recommendations to improve the crime prevention planning process.