Homicide prevention

Framework for forces and policing partners to reduce crimes that can lead to homicide.

This homicide prevention framework brings together the best available evidence to support police forces to:

  • analyse and understand their crime problems
  • develop and implement effective interventions and tactics 
  • identify where partnership support is needed

It has been developed jointly with the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) as part of the national homicide prevention strategy.

Homicide problem-solving guide

How to take a problem-solving approach to homicide prevention.

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Smarter practice

Examples of how police forces are tackling homicide in their area.

Research and resources

Our guidance, research and resources that focus on key areas for homicide prevention.


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