The background to White Paper on Crime  

The Department of Justice and Equality drafted a White Paper on Crime in 2014. 

The White Paper set out the overall policy framework for strategies to combat and prevent crime contained in a National Anti-Crime Strategy. 

The development of the White Paper involved the examination of system-wide approaches to intervention, prevention and enforcement, with a view to reducing offending and protecting the public.  The process incorporated extensive national consultations with members of the public and other interested bodies, as outlined in the Discussion Documents and their associated submissions. 

Further information on the process, including submissions received and Discussion Documents, can be found below: