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NCJ Number: 158248 Find in a Library
Title: Operation Newburg: A Police Crackdown on Domestic Burglaries in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside
Journal: Focus on Police Research and Development  Volume:6  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:18-21
Author(s): B Gresty; K Taylor
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In response to a dramatic escalation in the number of domestic burglaries, the police department in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, England, created a specialist burglary squad comprised of nine plainclothes officers, three uniformed officers, and two local police intelligence officers.
Abstract: From the beginning, the squad concentrated its efforts on a number of people alleged to be prolific burglars. In one month of operation, 50 people were arrested and $45,000 worth of stolen property was recovered. Several months later, the police entered into a cooperative crime prevention partnership with victim services, housing associations, the local health authority, and the education department. The partnership also purchased a computer with a crime mapping facility. The burglary prevention efforts in Newton-le-Willows demonstrates an effective police crackdown on offenders and a long-term crime pattern-based policing style. 3 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime prevention planning; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Robbery control programs; Statistics
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