Policy reports and research in the United Kingdom have touted the value of crime prevention such that the concept of police working in cooperation with the community to prevent crime has gained increased popularity. A foundation for crime prevention activity was laid in the formation of the Home Office Crime Prevention Unit, which sponsored and encouraged the development of crime prevention demonstration projects and the replication of programs with proven success. The Department of Health and Social Security is exploring ways to reduce crime at hospitals and other health service premises, and the Department of the Environment is also focusing on crime prevention. Local crime prevention activities have been spurred by the establishment of community crime prevention panels. Some issues yet to be addressed are the institutionalization of effective projects, crime prevention training programs that will make crime prevention a part of criminal justice professionals' job descriptions, greater cooperation between crime prevention and offender rehabilitation agencies, and the expanded involvement of the private sector in crime prevention. 12 references.