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Title: CRIME REDUCTION THROUGH INCREASED ILLUMINATION - A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF HIGH INTENSITY STREET LIGHTING
Author(s): R L JONES
Corporate Author: New Orleans Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Orleans Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
New Orleans, LA 70130
New Orleans Public Service, Inc
New Orleans, LA 70160
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 72-DF-06-0042-TA-5
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: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INCREASED STREET LIGHTING AND THE OCCURRENCE OF NIGHTTIME CRIME IN TWO POLICE ZONES IN NEW ORLEANS, LA., IS ASSESSED.
Abstract: THE HIGH INTENSITY STREET LIGHTING PROJECT, PART OF NEW ORLEANS' LEAA-FUNDED TARGET AREA CRIME SPECIFICS PROGRAM, WAS AIMED AT REDUCING NIGHTTIME CRIME (ARMED ROBBERIES, BUSINESS BURGLARIES, AUTO THEFTS, STRANGER-TO-STRANGER STREET CRIMES) THROUGH INSTALLATION OF 400-WATT MERCURY VAPOR LAMPS OF 23,000 LUMENS INTENSITY. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROJECT IS ASSESSED ON THE BASIS OF CRIME DATA FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL, CONTROL, AND ADJACENT AREAS. THE EFFECT OF THE NEW HIGH-INTENSITY LIGHTS IS FOUND TO BE NEGLIGIBLE IN THE 9 MONTHS FOLLOWING INSTALLATION. PATTERNS OF OFFENSES BEFORE AND AFTER INSTALLATION OF THE LIGHTS ARE NOT APPRECIABLY DIFFERENT. ALLOCATION FOR THE STREET LIGHTING PROJECT WAS $99,282; ACTUAL EXPENDITURES WERE COSIDERABLY LESS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT FUTURE STREET LIGHTING PROJECTS TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION SUCH FACTORS AS PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC, MOBILITY, AND NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT. IT IS FURTHER RECOMMENDED THAT THE INSTALLATION OF SPECIAL LIGHTING BE CLOSELY RELATED TO A THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED CRIME REDUCTION MODEL. SUPPORTING DATA ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Evaluation; Lighting
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