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NCJ Number: 48518 Find in a Library
Title: WINSTON-SALEM (NC) - POLICE DEPARTMENT - SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT - FINAL REPORT, JANUARY 1976
Corporate Author: Winston-Salem Police Dept
United States of America
Project Director: J R TURNER
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
North Carolina Dept of Natural Resources and Community Development
Raleigh, NC 27611
Winston-Salem Police Dept
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
Publication Number: PROJECT NO 07-158-174-11
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 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT EFFORT AGAINST ROBBERY, BURGLARY, AND AUTO THEFT IS DOCUMENTED.
Abstract: THE WINSTON-SALEM DEPARTMENT SELECTED AND TRAINED 10 OFFICERS TO SERVE ON A SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT DURING 1975. THE UNIT ACHIEVED ALL THREE OF ITS CLEARANCE RATE GOALS, INCREASING CLEARANCE RATES FOR ROBBERY FROM 25.1 PERCENT IN 1973 TO 43.5 PERCENT IN 1975, FOR BURGLARY FROM 14.7 TO 27.5 PERCENT, AND FOR AUTO THEFT FROM 31.3 TO 36.3 PERCENT. THE INCIDENCE OF ARMED ROBBERY WAS REDUCED BY 21.8 PERCENT. THE UNIT DID NOT ACHIEVE ITS INCIDENCE REDUCTION OBJECTIVES FOR BURGLARY OR AUTO THEFT. THE OBJECTIVE FOR BURGLARY WAS 20 PERCENT; THE REDUCTION ACHIEVED WAS 5.2 PERCENT. THERE WAS A 2.1-PERCENT INCREASE IN THE INCIDENCE OF AUTO THEFT. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE UNIT'S IMPACT ARE NOTED. SUPPORTING DATA ARE PROVIDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Clearance rates; Crime Control Programs; Crime Rate; Motor Vehicle Theft; North Carolina; Police field services units; Robbery; Specialized police operations
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