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NCJ Number: 50907 Find in a Library
Title: ST PETERSBURG (FL) - POLICE DEPARTMENT - RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: St Petersburg Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
St Petersburg Police Dept
St Petersburg, FL 33705
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY PATTERNS IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLA, ARE REVIEWED FOR THE YEAR 1977. NEIGHBORHOOD ANALYSES DISCUSS AREA CHARACTERISTICS, BURGLARY PATTERNS, AND PROPERTY STOLEN.
Abstract: FOLLOWING AN OVERVIEW OF BURGLARY LOSSES FOR THE CITY AS A WHOLE, AN ANALYSIS IS PROVIDED FOR EACH OF 31 NEIGHBORHOODS. THE NEIGHBORHOOD ANALYSES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: BOUNDARIES OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS UNDER DISCUSSION; A BREAKDOWN OF RACIAL COMPOSITION BASED ON THE 1976 SPECIAL CENSUS; A REPORT ON TOTAL NUMBER OF HOUSING UNITS IN THE AREA, INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE TYPES OF HOUSING FOUND; BURGLARY PATTERNS, INCLUDING SUSPECT AND VICTIM INFORMATION; AND A DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY STOLEN. IN 1977 RESIDENTS OF ST. PETERSBURG REPORTED 3289 BURGLARIES WITH A TOTAL PROPERTY LOSS OF $700,000. ONLY $64,000 OF THIS AMOUNT EVER WAS RECOVERED. BURGLARY IS TRADITIONALLY A DIFFICULT CRIME TO SOLVE; IN 1977 ONLY 19 PERCENT OF ST. PETERSBURG'S BURGLARIES WERE CLEARED. OF THESE CASES, 283 INVOLVED JUVENILES. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES HAVE DROPPED SINCE 1974; THE 1977 FIGURES WERE 19 PERCENT BELOW THOSE OF 1976. SPECIAL NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE GIVEN CREDIT FOR THIS DECREASE. THIS IS BASICALLY A STATISTICAL REPORT. MAPS ARE INCLUDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Community crime prevention programs; Florida; Police crime-prevention
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