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NCJ Number: NCJ 182857     Find in a Library
Title: Watch Your Car Program
Series: BJA Fact Sheets
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 04/2000
Page Count: 3
Publication Number: FS 000261
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Watch Your Car program is designed as a cooperative initiative among States, local governments, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
Abstract: The National Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act of 1994 authorized the U.S. Attorney General to develop a national voluntary car theft prevention program. Decals are voluntarily displayed on the vehicles alerting police officers that the vehicle is not normally driven during certain hours. The program provides decals for motor vehicle owners to voluntarily display on their vehicles to alert police that the vehicle is not normally driven between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Research has shown that a significant number of vehicles are stolen in the early morning hours when their owners are asleep. A second decal can be displayed to indicate that the vehicle is not normally driven across international borders or in the proximity of ports of entry.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Motor Vehicle Theft ; Security ; Local government ; State government ; Automobile security ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
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