Do I say

potential to reduce criminality


potential of reducing criminality

If both, which is more appropriate when?

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Potential is used with either to or for to refer to the event or action that may happen:

the crane operator's clear view reduces the potential for accidents

pesticides with the potential to cause cancer.

Use of to refer to the object having the potential:

the potentials of the technology were never wholly controllable.

Examples from New Oxford American Dictionary

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