National Crime Prevention Council
|Founder||Carl M. Loeb, Jr.|
|Legal status||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Headquarters||Gambrills, Maryland, United States|
|Services||Crime prevention, youth victimization, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and community building.|
|Ann M. Harkins|
|David A. Dean|
|Affiliations||National Crime Prevention Council Association Inc|
National Crime Prevention Council is an American educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime, drugs and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.
National Crime Prevention Council is perhaps best known for its character McGruff the Crime Dog, a Bloodhound dog mascot created to educate children about crime prevention.
Carl M. Loeb, Jr. (son of banker John Langeloth Loeb Sr.), was a former vice chairman of the board of directors of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Loeb left that group in order to found the National Crime Prevention Council in 1982, where he served as its chairman.
- James, George. "Carl M. Loeb Jr. Dead at 81: Founder of Anticrime Group". The New York Times. August 14, 1985. p. B8.
- "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". National Crime Prevention Council. Guidestar. September 30, 2014.
- "About Us". National Crime Prevention Council. Accessed on June 23, 2016.
- "President, CEO". National Crime Prevention Council. Accessed June 23, 2016.
- "Board of Directors". National Crime Prevention Council. Accessed June 23, 2016.