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NCJ Number: 41640 Find in a Library
Title: SEATTLE (WA) - PATROL MANPOWER ALLOCATION - PROGRESS REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Seattle Law and Justice Planning Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: Seattle Law and Justice Planning Office
Seattle, WA
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER TAKES A LOOK AT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARREST RATES AND POLICE RESPONSE TIME.
Abstract: THE PAPER PRESENTS AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ON-SCENE ARRESTS BY POLICE OFFICERS AND THREE TYPES OF RESPONSE DELAYS: DISPATCH TIME, PATROL CAR TRAVEL TIME AND RESPONSE TIME. THE DATA USED IN THE ANALYSIS WAS HISTORICAL IN NATURE AND WAS OBTAINED FROM THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SELECT DISPATCHING COMPUTER SYSTEM. THE ANALYSIS DEMONSTRATES THAT HIGHER ARREST RATES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER TRAVEL TIMES AND RESPONSE TIMES. FOR DISPATCH TIME NO SUCH ASSOCIATION COULD BE DETERMINED. SINCE THE STUDY WAS NOT A CONTROLLED EXPERIMENT, NO CAUSATIVE RELATIONSHIP COULD BE ESTABLISHED.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT)....BDS
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Dispatching; Patrol; Police effectiveness; Police manpower deployment; Police response time; Studies; Washington
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