For more detailed information, please watch our safety videos
- This Matters at Mac – https://youtu.be/X1g0lMgCmFY
- Macalester ALICE Training Video 2022 – https://youtu.be/znTFmazf-Vw
Crime Prevention is the anticipation, the recognition, and the appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it”.
Crime is a societal issue that can only be properly addressed by the entire campus community: Students, faculty, staff, visitors and neighbors. Making campus safety a shared responsibility.
Historically, the primary goal of crime prevention was apprehension. Although this is still important, the goal of preventing the crime and also reducing the cost of crime has become the focus. In order for a crime to occur, three elements must exist – desire, ability and opportunity. While a person may “want to” and “have the ability to” commit a crime, if we don’t give them the “opportunity to”, no crime can be committed.
Our goal is to provide the campus community with information to help make decisions in their every day lives to reduce the opportunity for crime to occur.