The Safer Christchurch Interagency Group consists of 21 partners, including Christchurch City Council, who are working together to make Christchurch a safer place in which to work, play, live and visit.

The Safer Christchurch Strategy, adopted in 2005 and reviewed again in 2008, provides the framework for a co-ordinated community and agency response to crime prevention, injury prevention and road safety.

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The aim of the Safer Christchurch Strategy is for Christchurch to become the safest city in New Zealand. To achieve this, the strategy has four goals:

  • to reduce the number of injuries sustained in our community
  • to improve safety on our roads
  • to reduce crime
  • to support safety and injury prevention through collaboration and coordination.

All initiatives under the strategy helped Christchurch in achieving accreditation in 2008 as an International Safe Community, based on criteria developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).