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Crime Prevention

Crime Stoppers International, Inc.
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September of 1976. Members of the local community, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began an effort to provide crime-solving assistance to law enforcement. A cash reward was offered to anonymous persons who telephone the Crime Stoppers hot line with information which led to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for felony offenses. The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success boasting an average conviction rate of 95% on cases solved by Crime Stoppers' tips. The Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over a half a million crimes and recovered over 3 billion dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics. Today, there are over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Bahamas, British West Indies, Micronesia, and other nations.
Also listed under Associations.
(Last checked 03/13/17)

D.C. Public Safety Radio and Television Shows
Welcome to the radio and television site for D.C. Public Safety. The shows are for anyone interested in crime, offenders and the criminal justice system. Key topics include crime, criminal offenders, the criminal justice system, faith-based programs, domestic violence, treatment, interviews with offenders, offender reentry, sex offenders, women offenders, public safety, parole and probation, high-risk offenders, programs with law enforcement and many other topics.
(Last checked 03/13/17)

A Guide to Protecting Your Business Premises, Assets and Staff from Crime
When a business is targeted by criminals, the costs involved can be huge. Valuable equipment and stock can be lost, premises may become damaged and staff morale can be impacted. And in more extreme cases, staff members can be injured. Therefore, in order to protect your business, it makes sense to put the right security measures in place. The security measures required for your business will depend on a number of things, including the type of goods you sell, where your business is located, what your trading hours are, what equipment you use, what staff you employ and whether or not you handle cash. Itís important that you know how you can make it riskier, difficult and less profitable for criminals to use your business as their next target. This guide will explain what the most common issues are when it comes to business security, what youíre required to do legally and what you can do to prevent the different types of crime.
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National Crime Prevention Council Training Portal
NCPC is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to help America prevent crime and build safer, stronger communities. The On-Line Resource Center provides useful information about crime prevention, community building, comprehensive planning, and even fun stuff for kids! The NCPC also sponsors an annual conference.
(Last checked 03/13/17)

National Night Out
NNO is a yearly event designed as an anti-crime tool to bring neighbors together to promote neighborhood spirit and crime prevention. It can include block parties, talks by police spokespersons, and other community activities. The 17th NNO is scheduled for the evening of August 1, 2000. Site includes FAQ, information regarding awards given to participating communities, online registration to be placed on the mailing list, and a national directory of communities which have participated in NNO. Links to other crime prevention organizations, such as the National Crime Prevention Council and America's Most Wanted.
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NCJRS Crime Prevention Page
Provides links to NCJRS publications and world wide web sites.
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Preventing Crime : What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising
In 1996 Congress required the Attorney General to provide a "comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness" of over $3 Billion annually in Department of Justice grants to assist State and local law enforcement and communities in preventing crime. Congress required that the research for the evaluation be "independent in nature," and "employ rigorous and scientifically recognized standards and methodologies." It also called for the evaluation to give special emphasis to "factors that relate to juvenile crime and the effect of these programs on youth violence," including "risk factors in the community, schools, and family environments that contribute to juvenile violence." This is the final report, written by various faculty members at the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
(Last checked 03/13/17)

Prevention Works
This blog features the latest news and ideas in crime prevention and affords an opportunity for discussion. Recent posts have addressed such matters as the Deleting Online Predators Act, curfews, and sex offenders. As Prevention Work's initial message promises, "In future posts we'll talk about ways communities and law enforcement can get together to prevent crime and about how to get a handle on specific issues like graffiti, violence in schools, and many other issues." Courtesy of the National Crime Prevention Council.
(Last checked 03/13/17)


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