Crime and property

 

Research

 

Crime and property

Items are listed in date order, with the most recent first.

2003

2001-2002

2000

2004

Intelligence-led vehicle crime reduction: An evaluation of Operation Gallant
 

This study provides an evaluation of an intelligence-led vehicle crime reduction project implemented
by West Surrey police in the West Surrey Basic Command Unit (BCU) in early 2003. The project, codenamed Operation Gallant, was funded from a grant by the Home Office Police Standards Unit and was designed to replicate
Operation Igneous – a much larger project undertaken by Kent County Constabulary.

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Emerging methods of car theft � theft of keys
 

Findings suggest that criminals are now concentrating on stealing car keys in order to get around immobilisers. An analysis of 8,303 incidents, over three and a half years between 1998 and 2001, of thefts and attempted thefts of cars in the Northumbria and Greater Manchester areas concludes that there does appear to be some evidence of an increase in the theft of keys over time, particularly through burglaries.

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Links between bus-related crime and other crime

Examines the links between bus-related crime and other crimes, and the extent to which initiatives to tackle bus-related crime can provide a ‘gateway’ to apprehend the perpetrators of other crimes.

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Abandoned vehicle guide

This guide is designed to help you combat the problem of abandoned vehicles in your
neighbourhood, by informing you of the law surrounding abandoned vehicles and what you can do to improve the problem.

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Evaluation of the Leeds Distraction Burglary Project
 

This report evaluates the Leeds Distraction Burglary Initiative (LDBI), which was a two-year crime reduction project designed to reduce incidents of distraction burglary within the Metropolitan District of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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Assessing the Impact of the Reducing Burglary Initiative in southern England and Wales
 

This report summarises findings about the impact of Reducing Burglary Initiative projects covered by the Southern Consortium. It considers what worked in reducing domestic burglary and aims to explain the factors underlying this success. The issues of whether interventions were theoretically robust, and how intensively they needed to be implemented in practice to achieve any impact are examined.

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Strategic Development Projects in the Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands and Eastern regions
 

This chapter assesses the development of 20 Strategic Development Projects
(SDPs), supported by the RBI , in the Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands and Eastern regions of England. The report summarises the findings of the Midlands Consortium (comprising Keele University, and the Universities of Manchester and Leicester).

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Retail Security: Don’t Discount It!
 

This report by the Association of Convenience Stores aims to give you the tools and information to tackle crime in local shops. To do so it creates greater awareness of the extent and causes of retail crime and highlights ways to protect people, cash, stock and buildings.

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Impact of Reducing Burglary Initiative

This report summarises the findings from the Northern Consortium on
the Impact of the Reducing Burglary Initiative (RBI). The Northern
Consortium was responsible for evaluating 21 Strategic Development
Projects (SDP’s) under the RBI in the north of England. It was led
by the University of Liverpool and comprised of the Universities of
Huddesfield, Hull and the research and consultancy organisation
Matrix MHA.

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Evaluation of a Hotel Burglary Project

This is a summary of research conducted to evaluate a Reducing
Burglary Initiative (RBI)
project that aimed to reduce burglary
from visitors to a ‘virtual community’ of hotels in a town where
tourism is a key industry. The project ran from October 2000 to
March 2002. It is one of 247 projects funded by the Home Office’s
RBI. The objective demonstrated  increasing staff awareness of
hotel burglary and target hardening.

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Targeting the markets for stolen goods – two targeted policing
initiative projects  

Between 1999 and 2002, two police forces (North
Town and South Town) experimented with multi-agency schemes to
reduce rates of burglary and theft by using market reduction tactics
to disrupt the market for stolen goods. The projects utilised a
range of interventions to tackle the local stolen goods markets
ranging from infiltration exercises, voluntary schemes among second
hand shops through to publicity campaigns and property marking…

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Modelling crime and offending: recent developments in England
and Wales

‘What causes the trends and the patterns in crime?’ This
question has exercised social reformers, historians, criminologists
and politicians ever since crime trends were first documented. This
study, by the Research Development Statistics Directorate (RDS),
draws together some recent work upon modelling explanations.

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Driving Criminals off the Road

The Home Office have
announced that drivers who misuse their vehicles to commit crime and
anti-social behaviour now face an unlimited driving ban as part of
their sentence. As of January 1st 2004, the courts now
have new powers to ban kerb crawlers, boy-racers and drivers who
abandon their clapped out cars.

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2003

Driving using a mobile phone illegal

From 1 December 2003, it is illegal to drive while using a mobile
phone. Anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving faces a
minimum of �30 fine.

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The role of publicity in crime prevention: findings from the
Reducing Burglary Initiative

The Home Office Research and Development Statistics Directorate
has recorded findings from previous publicity schemes used to
promote crime prevention projects. The research reported, within two
papers produced, uses evaluation evidence from 21 burglary reduction
projects located in the north of England. These projects were funded
through the Home Office’s Reducing Burglary Initiative (RBI).

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Steer Clear of Caravan Crime

Although modest in number, the 3000 or so caravans reported
stolen each year represent major inconvenience to their owners. A
caravan is an extension to your home and theft hits right at the
centre of the emotions.

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Protect your Mobile Phone

Thousands of mobile phones are being stolen by street robbers
every month and young people are especially vulnerable. 28% of all
robberies involve a mobile phone. By taking a few simple steps you
can reduce your risk of becoming a victim of mobile phone theft

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Mobile Phone Barring Database Launched

Mobile phones are involved in 28% of robberies. The mobile phone
database can prevent stolen mobile phones from being used on any UK
mobile network helping to make them worthless to thieves. Reporting
the number of your stolen phone to your network operator will now
enable it to be cancelled like a stolen credit card. This applies to
both pre-pay and contract phones.

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Between the lines: an evaluation of the Secured Car Park Award
Scheme

The Secured Car Park (SCP) Award Scheme was established by the
Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in September 1992 as an
off-shoot of their Secured by Design initiative. This report
describes the findings of an evaluation of the scheme carried out by
Morgan Harris Burrows and Holden McAllister Partnership.

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Secured By Design – Does It Work?

Secured by Design (SBD) is an award scheme, run by the
Association of Chief Police Officers, which aims to encourage
housing developers to design out crime at the planning stage.
Briefing Note 7/00, An Evaluation of Secured by Design Housing
Within West Yorkshire, presents reliable indications of its success
from an evaluation originally commissioned by the West Yorkshire
Police.  It was published in September 2000.

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Last Update:  04 November 2004

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