The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), founded in 1982, is the nation’s nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For 36 years, our recognizable icon McGruff the Crime Dog® has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that empower citizens individually and collectively to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. With a vast network of local and state law enforcement agencies, local community groups, foundations, and corporate partners, NCPC makes an impact on personal safety and crime every day.
Through our National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign we have shifted public perception from the belief that crime prevention is the responsibility of law enforcement to the belief that every person can do something to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®.” When the campaign was formally launched in 1979, most Americans felt helpless and thought crime prevention was solely the job of the police. Today, more than three out of four Americans believe that they can personally take actions to reduce crime.