Crime Reduction - Helping to Reduce Crime in Your Area


Crime and individuals

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Tackling Demand for Prostitution: A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the published research literature

As part of the Home Office's Review to explore what further can be done to tackle the demand for prostitution two projects were commissioned to help inform the thinking around tackling the demand for prostitution: a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) of the published research literature and an assessment of legislation and policy in selected countries.

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Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) Phase 1 - Overview of key trends from a monitoring programme

The Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) aimed to reduce the carrying of knives, related homicides and serious stabbings among teenagers (aged 13-19) in ten police force areas. A range of local police enforcement, education and prevention interventions were implemented. The Home Office has published provisional results from the scheme.

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Public Attitudes towards Asset Recovery - Results from an Opinion Poll

This report details the results of a survey on public attitudes towards asset recovery carried out on behalf of the Home Office. The survey was conducted in January 2009 and examines the knowledge about the asset recovery, opinions about the effectiveness and the level of support.

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Public Perception of Organised Crime - Results from an Opinion Poll

This report details the results of a survey on public perception of organised crime carried out on behalf of the Home Office. The survey was conducted in February and March 2009 and examines levels of concern about organised crime among members of the public, how much organised crime impacts on people's daily lives, and how empowered people feel to tackle it.

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Piloting Penalty Notices for Disorder for 10-15 year-olds

The provision to issue Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) to adults for offences relating to low-level disorderly behaviour was introduced in England and Wales through the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001. The scheme was extended to juveniles aged 16 and 17 through the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. In 2004, the scheme was extended to 10- to 15-year-olds for a pilot period. It allowed the police to issue PNDs to 10- to 15-year-olds in custody or on the street, for 24 specifc offences (see Annex A). The juvenile PND scheme differs from the adult scheme in that the parent or guardian of the recipient is liable to pay the penalty under notice.

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Early Evaluation of Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004

This study was commissioned to provide an early evaluation of some of the measures of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.  

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Teens Drugs and Violence

This special report by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in America looks at the correlation between substance abuse in young adults and their criminality.

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Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

This National Audit Office (NAO) report examines the work of the Home Office's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit set up in 2003 and measures introduced by the Home Office since 1997 to enable the police, local authorities and others to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and considers the progress made.

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The role of violence in street crime

Since 2000, several reports have indicated that violent street crime in the UK is increasing, while research has shown that the character of these crimes is changing. Researchers at the University of Glamorgan interviewed offenders in prisons and young offenders' institutions. They investigated a variety of violent offences, such as carjacking, street robbery, snatch thefts and certain kinds of aggravated burglaries, along with retaliatory, dispute-related, gang and disrespect violence. In particular, they looked at the role played by factors such as street culture.

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Tackling Robbery: Practical Lessons From The Street Crime Initiative

In March 2002 the Government launched the Street Crime Initiative (SCI). This aimed to reduce robbery and other street crimes which were rapidly rising at that time. The Initiative brought together a wide range of agencies and government departments at a national and local level to work in partnership to tackle street crime. It was very effective. By the end of the SCI in March 2005, robbery had dropped by 32 per cent, which meant 32,527 fewer street crime offences in its last year. Although the Initiative has now finished, the practical lessons and advice from it are still relevant today. This short guide summarises the key lessons for local partnerships.

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Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking

This report examines the British Crime Survey 2004/05 and tries to draw out patterns in offending with respect to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The most notable trend is significant falls in both domestic violence and 'acquaintance' violence over the past 10 years.

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Sexual Offences Act 2003 - A Stocktake

In May 2004, after 3 years of consultation, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 came into force. The Act was the first major overhaul of the sex offending legislation since 1956. It was intended to provide a framework that reflected the current nature of sexual offending and be capable of convicting and punishing the guilty. This report monitors the effectiveness of the Act so far.

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2004 findings for mentally disordered offenders

This Nacro report details the results of an annual survey carried out on behalf of the Home Office. It looks at which areas of England and Wales have some form of diversion/liaison scheme for people coming into contact with the criminal justice system who have, or are suspected of having, mental health needs. It is not within the scope of this survey to evaluate the effectiveness of these schemes.

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The mental health of children and young people who offend

The aim of this paper is to produce an analysis of the needs of young offenders with mental health problems, in the context of existing legislation and keeping in mind current developments such as the Draft Mental Health Bill 2004.

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Persistent Young Offender Statistics

This bulletin presents the latest figures on the average time it takes to sentence persistent young offenders in England and Wales from the date of their arrest. The figures in the bulletin are those from February 2005 and include the breach of ASBO cases that led to a charge.

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An evaluation of the ‘STAR’ young persons’ project

The STAR Project (Surviving Trauma After Rape) aimed to provide a specialist counselling and support service to young people who were recent survivors of rape and sexual assault aged from 14 to 16 years. This report focuses on the findings of a 2-year evaluation of this service and makes recommendations for future support services.

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A gap or a chasm? Attrition in reported rape cases

This report examines the research findings on the reduction in reported rape cases. It looks at the challenges and dilemmas arising from the findings and makes a short series of recommendations.

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Tackling Domestic Violence: Effective interventions and approaches

This report pulls together the findings from the evaluation of the 27 domestic violence projects. It presents findings and recommendations on which interventions and approaches work to support victims and tackle domestic violence.

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Children, risk and crime: the On Track Youth Lifestyles Surveys

As part of the National Evaluation of the On Track programme, school surveys were conducted amongst children from On Track areas, to measure programmes effectiveness.

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The victimisation of young people: findings from the Crime and Justice Survey 2003

This Crime and Justice Survey examines the extent and nature of youth victimisation. It focuses on the experiences of personal crime among those aged 10 to 19.

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Offending in England and Wales: first results from the 2003 Crime and Justice Survey

The 2003 Crime and Justice Survey (C&JS) is a new self-report offending survey of the general household population aged 10 to 65 in England and Wales. The survey provides a unique picture of the extent and nature of offending across this age range.

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Problem solving street crime: Lessons from the Street Crime Initiative

This practice guide draws together and builds on the experience of the Street Crime Initiative and on previous relevant research. It offers practica

Last update: Tuesday, December 15, 2009