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NCJ Number: 62943 Find in a Library
Title: TEXAS - SOUTHWEST TRAINING INSTITUTE - COMMUNITY ANTI-CRIME PROGRAM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Southwest Training Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Southwest Training Institute
El Paso, TX 79902
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-CA-AX-0032
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EL PASO, TEX., CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM FOCUSING ON RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY IN HIGH-CRIME AREAS IS DESCRIBED AND EVALUATION RESULTS ARE REPORTED FOR 1978-1979.
Abstract: BASED UPON POLICE CRIME REPORT STATISTICS, FOUR HIGH-CRIME AREAS OF THE CITY WERE SELECTED FOR THE CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM. COMMUNITY RESIDENTS WERE HIRED AND TRAINED TO MAKE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH RESIDENTS TO ENCOURAGE AND HELP THEM IMPROVE THEIR CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES. THE HELP PROVIDED INCLUDED HOME SECURITY INSPECTIONS, THE USE OF ENGRAVERS FOR MARKING PROPERTY FOR IDENTIFICATION IN THE EVENT OF THEFT, THE DISTRIBUTION OF OPERATION IDENTIFICATION STICKERS, AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF BLOCK WATCH MAPS. IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM, THE STAFF COMPLETED 5,845 PERSONAL CONTACTS, 674 RE-CONTACTS, AND 2,066 IMPERSONAL CONTACTS. BLOCK WATCH AND AREA MEETINGS WERE CONDUCTED TO AID IN CRIME PREVENTION EFFORTS. IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS WERE UNDERTAKEN BY THE PROGRAM STAFF: (1) TELEVISION COVERAGE OF AN UNSOLVED CRIME WITH A REWARD OFFERED TO ANY CITIZEN PROVIDING INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND INDICTMENT OF DEFENDANTS; (2) PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS DEALING WITH TRAFFIC SAFETY; (3) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CRIME PRINTOUT TO SHOW AREAS AND STREETS WITH THE MOST CRIMINAL ACTIVITY; (4) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FUND THAT SOLICITED CONTRIBUTIONS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSMEN FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS IN THE HIGH CRIME AREAS; AND (5) THE DEVELOPMENT OF CRIME PREVENTION LITERATURE IN SPANISH. CRIME DATA SHOWED A DECREASE IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY IN THREE OF THE FOUR TARGET AREAS DURING THE YEAR OF THE PROGRAM'S OPERATION. COMMUNITY FEEDBACK WAS FAVORABLE. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Community crime prevention programs; Crime specific countermeasures; Program evaluation; Texas
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