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NCJ Number: 120032 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of Domestic Security Surveys
Author(s): G Laycock
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Crime Prevention Unit
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study, conducted in the British constabulary of Surrey, attempts to identify and characterize those householders who request domestic security surveys; to determine whether information and advice given during the surveys is acted upon; and to identify ways in which the surveys may be carried out more effectively and efficiently.
Abstract: The study design included three levels of communicating the results of domestic security surveys conducted on 264 households. Even though a small proportion of the population requested surveys, many of those who did seek them did so as the result of burglaries in their homes or neighbors' homes or as a result of fear of crime. Those most likely to act on security advice from the police had been recent victims of burglary. Costs in time and resources in providing these services could be reduced if police limited most domestic security surveys to recent burglary victims and provided a pamphlet detailing the major security points relevant to householders. 12 references.
Main Term(s): Residential security
Index Term(s): Citizen reactions to crime; England; Police community relations
Note: Crime Prevention Unit Paper 18
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