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NCJ Number: 213333 Find in a Library
Title: National Reassurance Policing Programme: A Ten-Site Evaluation
Author(s): Julia Morris
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
United Ki
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents findings from an evaluation of England's National Reassurance Policing Programme (NRPP) between 2003/04 and 2004/05, which aimed to improve public confidence in policing through the cooperative involvement of police and other government entities with local communities in identifying and addressing priority crime and disorder issues in neighborhoods.
Abstract: The evaluation found a positive change in public perceptions of crime in all 10 NRPP sites evaluated. This was not confirmed, however, in actual statistics on recorded crime. Only one of the sites showed a significant reduction in total crime. Five of the sites had significant reduction in burglary and vehicle theft, but only one of these sites had targeted these crime types for intervention. Fear of crime declined significantly across all sites; however, the British Crime Survey of 2005 showed a similar reduction in fear of crime nationwide. Other significant positive changes in the sites were a decrease in perceptions of risk of victimization, improvement in public confidence in the police, and improvement in the perception that the police were cooperating with the local community. The 10 sites were not matched with control sites, which means that the changes reported cannot be directly attributed to the NRPP at the sites. Comparisons were made between the number of recorded crimes in the site in the 12 months before and after implementation of the NRPP. Data obtained from the British Crime Survey, a nationwide victimization survey, showed site residents' perceptions of antisocial behavior, fear of crime, risk of victimization, and public confidence in the police. 1 table and 6 references
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Effectiveness of crime prevention programs; Foreign crime prevention; Interagency cooperation
Note: Home Office Findings, No. 273
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