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Micro-level policing for preventing near repeat residential burglary : final monograph (technical report) / Elizabeth R. Groff, Travis A. Taniguchi.

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1 online resource (126 pages)


"Prepared by Police Foundation and its partners: Temple University and RTI International."
"Updated in December 2018".


"In 2016, there were over 1.5 million burglaries in the United States, 69.5% of which were residential(FBI, 2017a). Combined, the victims of burglary suffered over $3.6 billion in lost property with anaverage loss of $2,361 per burglary. Looking at national Uniform Crime Report (UCR) clearance data, only 13.1% of burglaries reported to the police in 2016 were cleared (FBI, 2017b). Although burglary rarely generates the headlines and attention of violent crime, the sense of violation and vulnerability common among residential burglary victims is considerable. The impact of residential burglary is experienced more widely than violent crime because there are more victims. The monetary and emotional toll on victims coupled with the low clearance rate make prevention an especially good strategy for residential burglary. Prevention, as noted by Pease and Laycock above, results in fewer victims and thus fewer crimes to be dealt with by the entire criminal justice system."--Page 12.


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1. Part 1: The Micro-level near repeat experiment. -- 1.1. Purpose. -- 1.2. Background. -- 1.3. Methodology. -- 1.4. Data analysis and findings. -- 1.5. Discussion of experiment. -- 1.6. Implications for criminal justice policy and practice. -- 2. Part 2: Quantifying the crime prevention potential of near repeat burglary. -- 2.1. Background. -- 2.2. Methodological issues for measuring space-time thresholds. -- 2.3. Methodology. -- 2.4. Results. --2.5. Further analysis using Philadelphia as example. -- 2.6. Discussion. -- 3. Part 3: Practitioner guide -- tackling near repeat crime: using technology to formulate and evaluate crime prevention strategies. -- 3.1. Introduction. -- 3.2. Overview of near repeat victimization. -- 3.3. Steps in tackling near repeat victimization. -- 4. References. -- 5. Appendix A: measuring distance illustration. -- 6. Appendix B: near repeat-high risk zone (NR-HRZ) intervention tool. -- 7. Appendix C: output from the near repeat high risk zone (NR-HRZ) tracking tool. -- 8. Appendix D: treatment script. -- 9. Appendix E: hang card text. -- 10. Appendix F: resident survey. -- 11. Appendix G: treatment provider survey. -- 12. Appendix H: treatment provider tracking form. -- 13. Appendix I: near repeat crime potential calculator. -- 14. Appendix J: effect of the treatment on other property crime. -- 15. Appendix K: variation in numbers of burglaries per space-time interval by distance measurement method.

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