Welcome to the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project, this project will enable a preventative, evidence-based and sustainable approach to tackling high-impact petty crime.
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The University of Salford in partnership with Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Security Policy makers from across Europe are delivering the CCI Project.
Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) is a 3-year project (started 1 October 2018) funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest Research and Innovation programme. CCI will result in greater openness to innovation and design approaches amongst LEAs and security policymakers across Europe.
The aim of the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project is to enable police and relevant local and national authorities (i.e. security policymakers) to reduce the impact of crime and, where possible, prevent crime from occurring in the first place.
The CCI project focuses on crimes that impact negatively on citizens and their communities — including violent assault, robbery, burglary and anti-social behaviour — and the feelings of insecurity that such problems can create.
The CCI project will develop bespoke support tools, resources and guidance materials (what we term "toolkits"). These will enable police forces and policymakers in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, Portugal and Spain to implement effective practice.
LEAs will gain valuable experience in requirements capture, problem framing, ideation, concept generation, solution design and prototyping that is transferable to other areas.
CCI also aims to encourage wider adoption of effective approaches to safety and security across Europe. CCI will develop an extended European Security Model that includes high-impact crime and citizens’ feelings of insecurity.
"We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem."