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NCJ Number: 250192 Find in a Library
Title: Shawnee, Kansas Smart Policing Initiative: Reducing Crime and Automobile Collisions Through Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)
Author(s): Kevin M. Bryant; Gregory M. Collins; Michael D. White
Corporate Author: CNA Analysis & Solutions
United States of America
Date Published: March 2015
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CNA Analysis & Solutions
Alexandria, VA 22311
Grant Number: 2013-DP-BX-K006
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report addresses the features and effectiveness of the Shawnee Police Department’s (Kansas) implementation of Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Safety (DDACTS) in countering an increase in violent crime (primarily rapes and robberies) and a simultaneous surge in traffic-accident hot spots.
Abstract: In 2011, the Shawnee Police Department (SPD) received funding from the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) under the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI), which supported the implementation of the DDACTS model. This model is based in several guiding principles that highlight collaboration, data-driven decisionmaking, hot spots policing, and ongoing program assessment and dissemination of findings. It uses temporal and spatial analysis to identify areas in a jurisdiction that have disproportionate incidences of both traffic accidents and criminal activity. Increased police presence and high-visibility traffic enforcement are then deployed to those areas through a targeted enforcement strategy. SPI funding enabled a rigorous evaluation of the impact of the DDACTS model on crime and automobile crashes in Shawnee. The evaluation showed that DDACTS strategies produced statistically significant decreases in robberies (88 percent), commercial burglaries (84 percent), and vehicle crashes (24 percent). 4 tables and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Crime analysis; Crime specific countermeasures; Kansas; Police effectiveness; Police resource allocation; SMART Resources; Traffic accidents; Violent crimes
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