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NCJ Number: 42438 Find in a Library
Title: AUSTIN (TX) - POLICE DEPARTMENT - PLANNING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CRIME ANALYSIS UNIT - POLICE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT
Author(s): C J MACSAS
Corporate Author: Public Admin Service
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Public Admin Service
Mclean, VA 22102
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-002-76
Publication Number: REPORT NO 77-021-129
Sale Source: 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: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A PLANNING STUDY, DATED JUNE 17, 1977, THAT WAS PERFORMED FOR THE AUSTIN (TX) POLICE DEPARTMENT, WHOSE 632 PERSONNEL (462 SWORN) SERVE 291,000 PERSONS LIVING IN A 90.9 SQUARE MILE AREA.
Abstract: THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED TO AID IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CRIME ANALYSIS UNIT WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN ORDER TO ENHANCE SUPPORT OF THE FORTHCOMING INTEGRATED CRIMINAL APPREHENSION PROGRAM. AMONG THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE, IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE UNIT READ AND TABULATE ALL INDEX OFFENSES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CRIME TREND ANALYSIS BUT LIMIT ITS PATTERN IDENTIFICATION TO ROBBERY, BURGLARY, AUTO THEFT, AND SELECTED SEX CRIMES. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT THE CRIME ANALYSIS UNIT ESTABLISH WORKING FILES ON OFFENSES TO BE ANALYZED FOR PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION; THESE FILES SHOULD BE ORGANIZED BY CRIME TYPE AND POLICE DISTRICT. FURTHER, IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE UNIT INSTITUTE AND MAINTAIN A SPOT MAP OPERATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime patterns; Criminal investigation units; Geographic distribution of crime; Municipal police; Technical assistance reports; Texas
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