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NCJ Number: 236516 Find in a Library
Title: Exploring the Impact of Arson-Reduction Strategies: Panel Data Evidence from England
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:51  Issue:5  Dated:September 2011  Pages:839-855
Author(s): Rhys Andrews
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 17
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper explores the impact of the type and intensity of arson-reduction strategies on rates of vehicle arson served by English fire authorities.
Abstract: In 2001, the UK Government funded the introduction of a series of targeted situational preventive schemes and multi-agency partnerships to reduce deliberate fire-setting in vehicles. This paper explores the impact of these alternative arson-reduction strategies on vehicle arson in the areas served by fire authorities in England utilizing panel data for an 8-year period (1999-2006). The statistical results suggest that both forms of intervention have been successful in reducing vehicle arson, and that higher input intensity is also responsible for better outcomes. Theoretical and practical implications of the finding are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Anti-Arson Programs; Arson prevention
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Foreign crime prevention; Motor vehicle fires; United Kingdom (UK)
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