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NCJ Number: 43617 Find in a Library
Title: KIRKLAND (WA) COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM UPDATED EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): S WEIN
Corporate Author: King Cty Law and Justice Planning Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: King Cty Law and Justice Planning Office
Seattle, WA 98104
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-C-0051
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION OF THE SECOND 15 MONTHS OF A COMMUNITY-BASED BURGLARY PREVENTION PROGRAM SHOWS THAT THE INITIAL DROP IN BURGLARY RATES HAS LEVELED OFF AND A RISE HAS BEGUN; RENEWED EFFORTS ARE RECOMMENDED.
Abstract: IN 1974, KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, INSTITUTED A BURGLARY PREVENTION PROGRAM CONSISTING OF AN ACTIVE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, AN 'OPERATION IDENTIFICATION' PROGRAM WHICH ENCOURAGED ENGRAVING OF BELONGINGS WITH THE DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER OF THE OWNER, RESIDENTIAL SECURITY INSPECTIONS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD 'BLOCK WATCH' GROUPS. INITIAL EVALUATION, CONDUCTED IN 1975, FOUND THAT THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES DROPPED FROM AN AVERAGE OF 14.2 PER MONTH BEFORE THE PROGRAM BEGAN TO 9.8 DURING THE FIRST 15 MONTHS OF PROGRAM OPERATION. RATES FOR PARTICIPATING HOUSEHOLDS WERE 1.25 BURGLARIES PER 100 HOUSEHOLDS; FOR NONPARTICIPATING, 4.30. THIS INDICATES THAT THOSE PARTICIPATING WERE MORE CAUTIOUS AT THE OUTSET. THE FIRST 15 MONTHS OF PROGRAM OPERATION RATES DROPPED TO 0.58 FOR PARTICIPATING AND 2.53 FOR NONPARTICIPATING HOUSEHOLDS. DURING THE SECOND 15 MONTHS, RATES ROSE TO 1.14 AND 2.72 RESPECTIVELY. THE REASON FOR THE INCREASE MAY BE INCREASED REPORTING. HOWEVER, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE INITIAL IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE WEARING OFF. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PROGRAM ENTER ITS FOURTH YEAR WITH RENEWED AGGRESSIVENESS.
Index Term(s): Block watch; Burglary; Citizen crime precautions; Community crime prevention programs; Crime Control Programs; Evaluation; Property identification; Washington
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