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NCJ Number: 229663 Find in a Library
Title: Burglary Prevention Advice: Determinants of Satisfaction and Implementation by the Public - The Belgian Case
Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:58-73
Author(s): Leen Symons; Johan Deklerck; Dave Gelders; Stefaan Pleysier
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents the results of a survey sent to citizens who applied for and received burglary prevention advice in Belgium from 2005 to 2007.
Abstract: Since the mid-1990s, people have been able to obtain 'burglary prevention advice' in Belgium, which means that a burglary prevention adviser will carry out a free assessment of the dwelling regarding protection against a burglary. However, not only are there indications that this service is little known by the Belgian population, but the results of a large-scale survey of citizens who have received such advice also suggest that certain groups in society, namely, the lower educated, tenants and apartment dwellers, are insufficiently aware to call upon these advisers. Nevertheless, the respondents are highly satisfied with the given advice and the majority report that they have partially or completely carried out the proposed prevention measures. Tables, notes, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Belgium; Burglary; Citizen reactions to crime; Public Opinion of Crime; Reactions to crime
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