Blason de Marseille

1. General Information :

Marseille is a destination for immigrants coming from the Mediterranean Sea, and consequently over the years it has developed a strong identity as a city benefiting from its diverse culture. During successful and prosperous times, as well as during times of crisis, the council and citizens have shown resilience and responsiveness. Marseille continues to pursue its path of modernisation and opening up to Europe and the world. The city is developing on a cultural level and was the European Capital of Culture for 2013. Many social, cultural and construction projects are appearing all over the area that constitutes the Urban Community of Marseille Provence Métropole.

The Crime Prevention Service for the city of Marseille implements guidelines for crime prevention, set out as part of the Local Council for Security and Crime Prevention (CLSPD, according to its French acronym). This service also integrates the committee Sécurité Routière, responsible for monitoring accidentology in the commune of Marseille and for the communication policy regarding security and crime prevention.

Population: 851 420 inhabitants (2008)

Location: France

Official Website

Prevention and Safety

Local Safety Contract: local strategy drawn up in 2010

Twinned with: List of cities

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus

Member since 1987

Participated in:

  • Efus international conference, Security, Democracy and Cities: The future of prevention, 2012


  • Secucities Romanian Children 2003-2004
  • Euro-Mediterranean Conference on the protection of unaccompanied minors, Marseille, France, 25-26 November 2002
  • Secucities Crime Prevention in Europe 2001-2002
  • “Local Approach to Organised Crime” 2000
  • Conference on “Justice, cities and poverty” 1995-1996
  • Conference on “Urban Transport, Safety and Social Crisis”, 30-31 October 1995

The City and the French Forum (FFSU)

  • Executive Committee Member 2001-2007 and since 2014

Participated in:

3. Project Files (Best practice forms) :

  • Integrating young people into employment, Association for discovering our potential together and acting to achieve success (DEPAR), Marseille 1999
  • Local policy for fighting against drug addictions, Marseille, 1997
  • Young volunteer mediators, Marseille

4. Further Information :

News from the city:

The three fundamental principles of the CLSPD are prevention, repression and solidarity. The CLSPD develops partner programmes with the following aims:

  • to prevent reoffending
  • to ensure access to the law, mediation and victim support
  • to prevent drug addictions
  • to prevent juvenile delinquency, violence in schools, homeless minors in cities
  • prevention in problem areas: on public transport and at specific locations (the beach, shops…)
  • to provide adult support through their educational role

The Urban Contract of Social Cohesion

Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013

Marseille and Europe

Marseille and the network of Euromed cities

NGOs and local associations: