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Title: INEFFECTIVENESS OF ADDING POLICE TO PREVENT CRIME
Journal: PUBLIC POLICY  Volume:23  Issue:4  Dated:(FALL 1975), 523-545
Author(s): J P LIVINE
Corporate Author: Harvard University Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Harvard University Press
Cambridge, MA 02138
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS OF STUDIES FROM CITIES WHICH HAVE VARIED THE NUMBER OF POLICE PER CAPITA IN RESPONSE TO CRIME TRENDS SHOW THAT THIS VARIATION HAS HAD LITTLE, IF ANY, EFFECT.
Abstract: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DISPLACEMENT OF CRIME IS OFTEN THE RESULT OF INCREASED MANPOWER. OTHER STUDIES SHOW THAT WASHINGTON, D.C., WHOSE POLICE PER CAPITA NUMBER FIVE TIMES THOSE OF INDIANAPOLIS, ALSO HAS FIVE TIMES THE ROBBERY RATE. FURTHERMORE, VARIATIONS IN PATROL STRATEGIES OFTEN SHOW NO APPRECIABLE DIFFERENCE IN CRIME RATES.
Index Term(s): Crime displacement; Crime prevention measures; Crime Rate; Mass transit security; Patrol; Police effectiveness
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