Community safety is a basic human right and an important factor in the quality of life of individuals, families and local communities.
The complex nature of crime demands that it be addressed at a number of levels, with a mixture of short, medium and long term strategies directed at all life stages, from early intervention programs with families to prevent the development of anti-social and criminal behaviour, to assisting vulnerable groups in the community.
It is clear that the responsibility for addressing the means to make our communities safer and prevent crime is beyond the scope of any one agency or sector. Only by working in partnership in a targeted manner can the whole community make a difference to crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Shire of Capel’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan has been developed to address crime and safety issues in the localities of Boyanup, Capel, Dalyellup, Gelorup and Peppermint Grove Beach along with the smaller rural settlements across the Shire.