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NCJ Number: NCJ 240952     Find in a Library
Title: Police Response Time to In-Progress Burglary: A Multilevel Analysis
Journal: Police Quarterly  Volume:15  Issue:3  Dated:September 2012  Pages:308 to 327
Author(s): Abdullah Cihan ; Yan Zhang ; Larry Hoover
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 20
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between police response time to in-progress burglary calls and neighborhood characteristics.
Abstract: The need for rapid response has been a perennial issue in policing. Although several studies have examined the effect of response time on apprehension probability, little attention has been given to the relationship between police response time and community characteristics. Using 2007 call for service data from the Houston Police Department and 2000 census statistics, the current study examines the relationship between police response time to in-progress burglary calls and neighborhood characteristics. In addition, the effects of incident characteristics on the likelihood of arrest are examined. The results suggest that disadvantaged neighborhoods enjoy a shorter police response whereas rapid response increases the probability of in-progress burglary apprehension. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Police response time
Index Term(s): Burglary ; Police community relations ; Arrest and apprehension ; Analysis
   
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