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NCJ Number: 67666 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME STATISTICS AND PROPERTY VALUES - PRIMARY IMPACT AREA - ST MARKS FACILITY - YEARLY REPORT, 1978
Corporate Author: Utah Division of Corrections Research and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Utah Council on Criminal Justice Admin
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Utah Division of Corrections Research and Statistics
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Grant Number: S-78-F-3-1
Publication Number: 6
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 IMPACT ON CRIME RATES AND PROPERTY VALUES OF A COMMUNITY IN WHICH A CORRECTIONAL CENTER HAS BEEN PLACED IS ASSESSED FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION OF THIS COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
Abstract: FUNDED IN PART BY THE UTAH COUNCIL ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION, THIS 1978 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE ST MARK'S CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WAS PREPARED BY THE RESEARCH AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT OF THE UTAH STATE DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS. AMID COMMUNITY RESIDENTS' FEARS THAT THIS COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WOULD INCREASE CRIME RATES AND DEPRESS PROPERTY VALUES IN THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS (HERE CALLED PRIMARY IMPACT AREAS), CRIME RATES ACTUALLY SHOWED A DECREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, BEFORE THE ST. MARKS' COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CENTER WAS OPENED. ST. MARK'S RESIDENTS WERE ONLY INVOLVED IN FIVE MINOR INCIDENTS (THREE COUNTS OF LARCENY AND ONE FORGERY), ONLY ONE OF WHICH OCCURRED IN THE PRIMARY IMPACT AREA. FIGURES FROM THE SALT LAKE BOARD OF REALTORS INDICATED THAT THE COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL FACILITY HAD NO MEASURABLE IMPACT ON SURROUNDING PROPERTY VALUES. TWO CRIME RATE GRAPHS ARE APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Community relations; Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional facilities; Utah
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