Crime Reduction - Helping to Reduce Crime in Your Area


Crime and property

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The problem of thefts of and from cars on residential streets and driveways

This guide describes the problem of theft of and from cars in residential neighbourhoods and reviews factors that increase its risks. It identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local problem. It also reviews possible responses to the problem and what is known about these from evaluative research and police practice. The scope of the report is limited to thefts and residentially parked cars. It does not cover other crime types or other locations.

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Cambridgeshire Distraction Burglary and Rogue Trader Taskforce: an evaluation

The Cambridgeshire Distraction Burglary and Rogue Trader Taskforce was established in August 2001. The Taskforce aimed to reduce the problem of bogus callers and rogue traders by reducing the opportunities for crime by raising awareness of bogus callers and rogue traders in the community; by reducing crime by educating older and more vulnerable members of the community to adopt security measures; and by reducing fear of crime by identifying, targeting and improving home security of vulnerable members of the community.

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The extent of motorcycle theft

This report discusses the data that can be found in the 2005 Bike Theft Index. It draws trends on the type and extent of motorcycle theft in England and Wales. The authors find that it is older, less powerful motorcycles which are more likely to be stolen. It is hoped that the authors' findings can inform the vehicle security industry in the same way that the Car Theft Index has done for motor cars.

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Handling stolen goods: Findings from British Crime Survey 2002/03 and 2003 Offending, Crime & Justice Survey

The British Crime Survey (BCS) and Offending, Crime & Justice Survey (OCJS) are the first large-scale national surveys to examine the buying and selling of stolen goods and related issues in England and Wales.

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Vehicle Fires: Explaining the rise in vehicle arson

This report explores the relationship between vehicle fires, abandoned vehicles and vehicle theft. The research was conducted across 7 fire and rescue services, 5 police forces and numerous local authorities.

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Reducing Burglary Initiative: Design, development and delivery

This report is assesses the impact and cost-effectiveness of the Reducing Burglary Initiatives (RBI) programme design, and provides policy makers, policy advisers and researchers, with lessons for guiding future crime reduction programme design and development.

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Last update: Friday, April 04, 2008