Publications and Publicity
Publications Crime and Property
All publications have been listed in date order, with the most recent first.
Crime Reduction Basics
“Crime Reduction Basics” is a two and a half hour training session designed to introduce individuals and groups in the community to the basic principles of crime and disorder reduction and to encourage them to get involved in reducing crime, especially anti-social behaviour.
The extent of motorcycle theft
In 2000, over 35,000 motorcycles (includes scooters, mopeds and motorbikes) were recorded stolen on the Police National Computer (PNC) in England, Scotland and Wales. These papers provides an analysis of these thefts and suggests ways in which manufacturers, motorcyclists and the police can reduce motorcycle theft.
Design Against Crime: Overview
The Design Against Crime initiative is part of the Home Office’s Crime Reduction Programme and is important because it tackles the causes of crime at the earliest stage.
The aim of By Design: Urban design in the planning system: towards better practice is to promote higher standards in urban design. It does not set out new policy.
The Chipping Of Goods Initiative
Marking and tracking systems based on electronic data tags can overcome many of the limitations of conventional systems to identify the ownership of personal property.
Exploring solutions to graffiti in Newcastle upon Tyne
“Exploring solutions to ‘graffiti’ in Newcastle upon Tyne” examines whether legal graffiti sites can reduce the amount of ‘graffiti’ appearing in the city. The study used interviews with members of the public, members of the local Graffiti Forum, and those involved in the local graffiti scene to establish the most effective intervention, or mix of interventions, that could reduce the negative impact of graffiti.
Graffiti and vandalism on and around public transport
Graffiti and vandalism strongly affect people’s perceptions of crime and personal security, giving the impression an area is unmanaged and out of control. This report, from the Department of Transport, looks at the how the public transport sector is affected by graffiti and vandalism and the costs that are incurred.
How to combat arson in schools
This guide is addressed primarily at school governors, head teachers, school premises managers, LEAs and local authority risk managers. It aims to alert those responsible for school premises to the continuing dangers of arson attacks on schools, and suggests means by which such potential can be reduced.
Home Security Lighting
The form of lighting currently found many domestic locations is a 250 or 500 watt tungsten halogen floodlight controlled by a movement sensor (passive infra-red, PIR). This is unfortunate, as in many locations it is inappropriately installed and other forms of lighting could make for a better choice.
Home Security – an introduction to domestic surveying
A comprehensive, easy to use training package which includes an interactive CD ROM and a handy sized booklet in a sturdy polyurathane case. You will learn how to carry out crime prevention surveys on domestic properties.
Distraction Burglary Taskforce Newsletter – March 2003
The Distraction Burglary Taskforce is a partnership covering local and national government, the police, business and the voluntary sector. It is sponsored by the Home Office, Water UK (and its constituent members) the Electricity Association, BT and British Gas.
Questionnaire to provide Distraction Burglary Good Practice feedback.
The Alleygater’s Guide to Gating Alleys
Burglars prefer to break into a house through the back door or window or at the side. Only 15% of domestic burglaries use the front doors or windows. A criminal can use the alleyway at the back of a terrace without having to be seen, even in broad daylight.
Closing alleys to cut crime
Local authorities have been granted powers to seek the closure of alleyways in 52 areas, where the alleys facilitate burglary, robbery, drug dealing and arson. These alleyways no longer serve the purposes for which they were designed – in many cases decades ago.
Last update: Friday, September 08, 2006