From September 2007 - December 2012 citizens surrendered:
- 7,632 small arms and large weapons
- 71,361 explosive weapons and devices
- 3.208,622 rounds of ammunition, and
- 2.515,555 kg of expolosives
Project represents continuation of joint Ministry of Interior and UNDP activities in community policing/crime prevention area previously undertaken as per programme „Destruction for development: engaging communities in fighting crime in support of the Ministry of Interior´s Community Based Policing“ as of September 2008 which included „Agreement on cooperation of the United Nations Development Programme in Croatia and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia in the fire-arms collection and public awareness raising campaign“ as of September 2007 and project „Support in establishment of Crime Prevention coordination unit and enforcement of systematic crime prevention work“ as of March 2012.
Project focuses on continuation of technical support in development of crime prevention system with Ministry of Interior so in order to strengthen the capacity of crime prevention system, UNDP and MoI will jointly continue to implement activities within two prevention campaigns, strengthening the work of the Crime Prevention Councils, which aim to be democratic and accountable bodies for dialogue, consensus, decision-making and projects with a clear mandate to make communities safer places to live and work.
Arms control activities - The large-scale accumulation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) has been recognised as an important challenge to peace and security. This has been defined by the EU Strategy on fight against illegal accumulation and trafficking in small arms and light weapons and ammunition, Croatian National Strategy and Action Plan on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Consequently, in order to minimize the risk of proliferation of SALW, it is crucial to destroy collected surpluses of weapons and to establish more expert knowledge on ballistics and SALW.
Through this activity the Ministry of Interior shall continue with the destruction of surplus and collected small arms and light weapons. Furthermore for the professionals working in the Centre for Investigation, Examination and Forensics “Ivan Vučetić” additional expert education will be organized in the area of SALW and ballistics.
Development od victims support activities with the police - In order to continue with the implementation of positive solutions related to the particular considerate treatment of victims and in order to implement effective strategies for assistance and support to victims, it is necessary to further strengthen the mechanism of cooperation between the police and other relevant government agencies and organizations that can provide necessary support and assistance to victims.
Tendency in the development of crime prevention system and victims support is also striving to build a "positive image" of police, its visibility, strengthening of its professionalism and expertise which is only possible through further cooperation with other relevant state, public institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Project objectives are:
Results of the project will be:
Joint MUP and UNDP campaign aimed at fighting violence against women, domestic violence, and youth violence entitled Living Life Without Violence was continued and first campaign activity was organized in Varazdin on 22 May 2012.
Campaign event was focused on the prevention of all kinds of violence and on building a culture of nonviolence among young people and it included:
Arms collection and awareness raising camaping Less arms - less tragedies will also be continued so in order to prepare for the continuation of the campaign activities new promotional materials were designed and currently await production and distribution (T-shirts, pads, pens, posters, leaflets, comics, etc.) New promo materials contain the slogan "Less arms, less tragedies", and they are all presented through the new visual identity based on a new format - comic book.
Campaign activities that will follow will include organization of public events in the presence of the media which would include conceptual thematic programs aimed at raising awareness on danger associated with illegal possession of weapons. These, campaign activities will include thematic workshops organized in cooperation with comic-book club with the aim to raise public awareness on endangerment posed by illegal weapons through use of one form of art – comic books.