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All people living in the Pan Pacific region are able to enjoy their lives free from the fear, cost and pain of preventable injury and violence.


To improve networking and collaboration between Safe Communities in New Zealand, United States of America, Australia and Canada and, as determined appropriate by other nations, other countries geographically located in the Pan Pacific region.



The Safe Community Model

The Safe Communities model is an internationally recognised, evidence-based best practice model for addressing community safety issues at the local level.

The underlying philosophy behind the framework is to prevent injuries in all areas, for all ages, in all environments and situations, invoking government, non-government and community sector support. Essential themes of the model are to reduce injury and promote safety and well-being for all citizens in a community.

The concept is characterised by the following core attributes:

  • community leadership and participation
  • program reach
  • priority setting
  • data/information analysis
  • program evaluation
  • communication and networking