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NCJ Number: 163683 Find in a Library
Title: Tackling Car Crime: An Evaluation of Sold Secure
Author(s): R Brown; N Billing
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Editor(s): B Webb
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-633-0
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report details efforts undertaken develop a reliable system for monitoring and evaluating the work of Sold Secure, an initiative in Great Britain to reduce auto theft through the use of security devices to enhance the general levels of vehicle security.
Abstract: The program's main goal is to provide police, security device dealers, and vehicle sellers with a list of recognized security devices that have passed rigorous testing. The list can be used by vehicle sellers to recommend suitable vehicle security systems to customers. Since its inception, Sold Secure has tested 246 security devices. Thirty-five percent have been included on a list of recognized security devices. Fifty-seven percent of those passing the testing were electronic immobilizers; 24 percent were mechanical devises. In 1994, 4,113 vehicles were fitted with recognized security devices by members of the Sold Secure program. Vehicles fitted with products recognized by Sold Secure have a likely risk of theft of between 2.8 and 18.5 vehicles per 1,000 registered, compared to the national rate of 21 thefts per 1,000 vehicles registered. However, it was not possible to determine whether the actions of people who bought such devices were different from the general population of vehicle owners. Figures, tables, map, and appended background information
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Automobile security; Foreign crime prevention; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Motor Vehicle Theft
Note: Crime Detection and Prevention Series Paper 71
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