Deutscher Präventionstag*

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1. General Information :

The German Congress on Crime Prevention was founded in 1995 as an annual national convention for the field of crime prevention and has the European Forum for Urban Safety as a long standing international partner. Its aim is to present and strengthen crime prevention within a broad societal framework. Thus it contributes to crime reduction as well as reducing both the fear of crime, and the number of victims of crime. As an annually organised congress, the main objectives of the Congress are:

  • Presenting and exchanging current and basic questions of crime prevention and its effectiveness
  • Bringing together partners within the field of crime prevention
  • Functioning as a forum for the practice of crime prevention and for fostering the exchange of expertise
  • Helping to get into contact at the international level and to exchange information
  • Discussing implementation strategies
  • Developing and disseminating recommendations for practice, politics, administration and research in the field of crime prevention

Since 2007 with the introduction of the Annual International Forum this is also true for the international perspective. With the AIF an international (non-German speaking) audience is addressed to share their experiences in crime prevention. At this occasion international experts from all areas of crime prevention to introduce, share and discuss their ideas, goals, outcomes, projects and speeches with other experts and to experience the German modality of crime prevention.

Location : Hannover, Germany

Official website

Congresses since 1995

1st German Congress on Crime Prevention, 1995 in Lübeck
2nd German Congress on Crime Prevention, 1996 in Münster
3rd German Congress on Crime Prevention, 1997 in Bonn
4th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 1998 in Bonn
5th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 1999 in Hoyerswerda
6th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 2000 in Düsseldorf
7th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 2001 in Düsseldorf
8th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 2003 in Hanover
9th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 2004 in Stuttgart
10th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 2005 in Hanover
11th German Congress on Crime Prevention, 2006 in Nuremberg
12th German Congress on Crime Prevention / 1st Annual International Forum, 2007 in Wiesbaden
13th German Congress on Crime Prevention / 2nd Annual International Forum, 2008 in Leipzig
14th German Congress on Crime Prevention / 3rd Annual International Forum, 2009 in Hanover
15th German Congress on Crime Prevention / Efus General Assembly/4th AIF, 2010 in Berlin
16th German Congress on Crime Prevention / 5th Annual International Forum, 2011 in Oldenburg
17th German Congress on Crime Prevention / 6th Annual International Forum, 2012 in Munich
18th German Congress on Crime Prevention / 7th Annual International Forum, 2013 in Bielefeld
19th German Congress on Crime Prevention / 8th AIF/Efus General Assembly 2014 in Karlsruhe

2. The organisation in our network :

The organisation and Efus:

Associated member since February 2009

Host of the 2010 General Assembly in Berlin

3. Further information :

  • Interview with Erich Marks, Director of the German Congress on Crime Prevention