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Pushing back the boundaries: new techniques for assessing the impact of burglary schemes

Bowers, KJ; Johnson, SD; Hirschfield, AFG; (2003) Pushing back the boundaries: new techniques for assessing the impact of burglary schemes. Green open access

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Abstract

Reducing Burglary Initiative EvaluationThe Reducing Burglary InitiativeIn 1998 the Home Office announced the Crime Reduction Programme. The programme wasintended to develop and implement an integrated approach to reducing crime and makingcommunities safer. The Reducing Burglary Initiative (RBI), launched in 1999, was one of thefirst parts of this programme to commence.The aims of the RBI are to: reduce burglary nationally by targeting areas with the worst domestic burglary problems; evaluate the cost effectiveness of the different approaches and; find out what works best where.Two hundred and forty seven burglary reduction projects have been funded, covering over2.1million households that suffered around 110,000 burglaries a year. Three distractionburglary projects have also been funded.The EvaluationThree consortia of universities have intensively evaluated the first round of 63 RBI projects.A further five projects from subsequent rounds of the RBI (rounds two and three) are alsobeing evaluated.This report is part of a series of studies examining burglary reduction practice beingpublished during 2003. Also to be published are a summary and full report on the overallimpact and cost-effectiveness of Round 1 of the RBI. Other themes to be covered in thisseries are: the delivery of burglary reduction projects; police detection strategies; publicity and awareness of burglary reduction schemes; and the use of alley-gates as a means to reduce burglary.

Type:Article
Title:Pushing back the boundaries: new techniques for assessing the impact of burglary schemes
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords:boundaries, boundary, impact, ONLINE, report, SCHEME, technique, techniques
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Security and Crime Science

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