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Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network

A safe community is a place that is attractive to live, work and visit.
A safe community is a liveable community, where people can go about their daily activities in an environment without fear, risk of harm or injury. Perceptions of community safety, real or perceived, impact on the way people feel and interact in their community. Community safety is not only about reducing and preventing injury and violence. It is about increasing well-being through building strong, cohesive, vibrant, participatory communities.

Injuries are a global public health problem, more than 5 million people die each year from injuries.  The Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network (PPSCN) is a NGO that has been established by representatives from three countries (New Zealand, United States of America and Australia).  Collectively there are around 60  Accredited PPSCN Safe Communities in New Zealand, United States of America and Australia. There are also 15 additional communities in the pipeline at different stages of community and/or application development for designation as Safe Communities.