Welcome to the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project, a now finished project that worked to 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 delivered the CCI Project.
Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) was a 39 months project (1 October 2018 - 31 December 2021) funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest Research and Innovation programme. CCI aimed to 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 was 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 focused 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 developed 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 gained valuable experience in requirements capture, problem framing, ideation, concept generation, solution design and prototyping that is transferable to other areas.
CCI also aimed to encourage wider adoption of effective approaches to safety and security across Europe. CCI developed an extended European Security Model that includes high-impact crime and citizens’ feelings of insecurity, which is now available here.
"We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem."