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Title: VANDALISM SUPPRESSION BY HELICOPTER
Author(s): C E AYLWORKTH
Corporate Author: US Dept of the Navy
Naval Ammunition Depot
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
US Dept of the Navy
Crane, IN 47522
US Dept of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: AR-20013
Publication Number: FRA-OPP-74-1
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AS PART OF A RAILROAD VANDALISH PREVENTION EFFORT, THIS RESEARCH PROJECT PROVIDES A PRELIMINARY EXPLORATION INTO PROCEDURES, APPLICATIONS, AND EFFECTS OF HELICOPTER SURVEILLANCE OF COMMUTER AND FREIGHT RAILROAD FACILITIES.
Abstract: THE PROJECT WAS CONDUCTED IN THE PHILADELPHIA METROPOLITAN AREA IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1972 FOR THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION AND WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE PENN CENTRAL TRANSPORTATION COMPANY AND THE READING RAILROAD. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DOCUMENT EFFECTS OF THE HELICOPTER PATROL AND TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO THE REQUIREMENTS OF A MORE EXHAUSTIVE PROGRAM TO ATTAIN STATISTICAL VALIDATION OF OBSERVED IMPACT OF HELICOPTER USE. THE QUANTITATIVE DATA GATHERED DURING THIS STUDY SUPPORTED THE QUALITATIVE IMPRESSION THAT THE HELICOPTER WAS EFFECTIVE IN VANDALISM SUPPRESSION. METHODOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS, HOWEVER, PREVENTED THE RESULTS OF THIS PILOT EFFORT FROM ACHIEVING STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Aerial patrol; Crime prevention measures; Helicopters; Pennsylvania; Property damage; Surveillance; Vandalism
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