Neighborhood Based Anti-Burglary Strategies: An Analysis Of Public And Private Benefits From The Por
This study evaluated a community crime prevention program in Portland Oregon. The program combined identification of high crime areas, informing citizens, and holding community meetings.
The intervention evaluated is a community program in which the Portland Police identified high crime areas, then canvassed door to door, and invited residents to meetings where details of the program were explained. In the meetings, police provided recommendations for protection and educated residents in burglary prevention techniques.
Homes that participated in the program had lower burglary rates than those that did not. However, since this is not an experiment, it's possible that other factors affected this outcome.