Outcomes map: Crime and public safety

In this document, we break down the outcomes and indicators which can be used by social investors, charities, funders and social enterprises to measure the success of an intervention in crime.

Crime, anti-social behaviour and major incidents are highly damaging to both individuals and communities – physically, socially and economically. The threat of this harm reduces confidence and resilience and damages personal and social wellbeing. Every individual has the right to feel safe where they live and therefore the achievement of outcomes relating to crime and public safety are of paramount importance both locally and nationally.

In this overview we explore outcomes related to criminal, anti-social, or other activity that poses a significant threat to public safety. We have focused on the protection of communities and the British public.


This is one of 13 outcomes maps produced by the SROI Network in partnership with NPC, Investing for Good and Big Society Capital. Each map examines a particular issue area or domain, and aims to document the relevant outcomes and indicators that are currently being measured by charities, government, academics and practitioners working in this field.

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