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The Government’s Crime Reduction Strategy 

The crime reduction strategy, published on 29 November 1999, sets out our
approach to crime reduction and describes where we are now and where we are
heading. It sets out the next steps in the short to medium term in the fight
against crime and summarises our approach in seven main areas. 

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Raising the performance of the police and the Crime & Disorder reduction partnerships
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Reducing burglary and property crime
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Tackling vehicle crime
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Dealing with disorder and anti-social behaviour
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Dealing effectively with young offenders
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Dealing effectively with adult offenders
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Helping victims and witnesses
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What is the Crime Reduction Programme?

The Crime Reduction Programme (CRP) was a �250 million programme that ran
for 3 years from April 1999 and which is took an evidence-based approach to
reducing crime in England and Wales. (Separate arrangements applied to Scotland
and Northern Ireland).

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A Review of Audits and Strategies produced by Crime and Disorder Partnerships in 1999

This research report is an evaluation of the first round of audits and strategies produced by crime and disorder partnerships. It looks at quality measures placed upon these documents, such as the number of data sources referenced and the number of crime types addressed. 

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Crime and Disorder Partnerships: Alcohol-related crime and disorder in audit
and strategy documents

This briefing paper looks at the emphasis (or lack thereof) placed upon
alcohol-related crime in local audit and strategy documents.

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Crime and Disorder Partnerships: Voluntary and community sector involvement

This briefing paper reports on the involvement of voluntary and community
sector (V&C) organisations in drawing up the first round of local crime
& disorder strategies, the costs to both the contributors and the
partnership of involving the V&C sector in drawing up the strategy, and
possible methods of optimising V&C involvement in crime and disorder
strategies.

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Anticipating the Impact of Section 17 of the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act

Based on a review of criminological literature, this briefing note identifies
the types of local authority functions and services that can have an impact on
levels of crime and disorder.

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Traffic calming: The reality of �road rage�

An analysis on 1996 newspaper reports that augments data presented in the
1998 British Crime Survey. It looks at the behaviour reported, the consequences
and the outcomes of 352 incidents. It also looks at the age and the gender of
the aggressors in these incidents. The report concludes that newspaper reports
of this type of crime can be unreliable and focus on those events that the media
perceive as being �news-worthy� and that the courts are making serious
attempts to deal with the more serious and violent incidents. 

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From Audit to Strategy

Nacro Community Safety Practice briefings
Four briefing papers are available from Nacro which focus on the run-up to
the second three-year crime reduction strategies in April 2002. The guides
have been specifically written to help Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
with the strategy cycle.

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Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships

The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act established partnerships between the police,
local authorities, probation service, health authorities, the voluntary sector,
and local residents and businesses.

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Value for Money? Cost analysis in crime reduction

Nacro Community safety practice briefing
This guide introduces community safety practitioners to cost analysis work.

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Auditing Crime & Disorder: Guidance for Partnerships

Police Research Group Crime Detection and Prevention Series Paper 91
(August 1998) by Michael Hough and Nick Tilley.
The Crime and Disorder Act (1998) requires local councils, police and
other agencies, in partnership…

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Setting and Using Targets

By Crime Concern
An important task for Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) is
to set and monitor targets for tackling crime and disorder problems. Target
setting often raises questions such as:

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‘Hard-to-Reach’ Young People and Community Safety

Police Research Series Paper 152 � Briefing Note, January 2002
This briefing note outlines research commissioned to examine homeless and
school-excluded young people�s experiences of crime and disorder. It sets out
a model for consultation, Participatory Action Research and Consultation (PARC),
which was developed for use with hard-to-reach young people elsewhere as part of
the research.

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Improving Partnership Working

The health and well being of a community relies on a number of factors.
Tackling crime and disorder and the misuse of drugs are key elements. Achieving
healthy and safe neighbourhoods requires partnership working at a local level
with local communities. Primary Care Trusts have the lead role in improving the
health of the population in their area and contributing to the quality of life
in their communities. They have a central role on helping CDRPs and DATs meet
their objectives.

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Primary Care Trusts as responsible authorities

The Police
Reform Act 2002
made some significant changes to the law, which affect how
the NHS at a local level relates to Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships
(CDRPs). Section 97 of the Act amended the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to
specify that responsible authorities shall include Primary Care Trusts. This
guide from Nacro helps guide CDRPs consider how they can integrate their local
health agencies into their partnerships and their work.

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“Street Business” – The link between sex and drugs markets

An earlier Policing and Reducing Crime report found that a significant minority of those who bought drugs in open markets were involved in sex work. This report builds on these findings by examining the links in more detail and the scope for, and value in, tackling drug markets through preventive strategies aimed at sex markets.

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