McGuinty government says crime prevention is everyone's business

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McGuinty government says crime prevention is everyone's business

Ministry of the Solicitor General

TORONTO, Nov. 2 - Crime Prevention Week kicks off today across Ontario, with the McGuinty government reminding Ontario residents that everyone has a responsibility to help prevent crime in our communities. During Crime Prevention Week, the ministry, in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), focus on a particular aspect of crime prevention. The theme this year is Building Safety in the Community Through Partnerships. "Building safer communities by promoting crime prevention is a key priority for the McGuinty government," Monte Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, said. "Every citizen has a part to play by working with and supporting the police and prosecutors who help keep us safe from crime." He added that Crime Prevention Week provides an important opportunity for the government, police services and community organizations to focus on their mutual interest in achieving safer communities through crime prevention activities and partnerships. Since 1970, police services throughout the province have observed Crime Prevention Week during the first full week of November. Disponible en fran├žais www.mpss.jus.gov.on.caFor further information: Contact: Bruce O'Neill, Communications Branch, (416) 326-5005