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Community Crime Prevention Strategies Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 93

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Community Crime Prevention Strategies Practice Outcomes at a Glance
Total Number of Practices: 13

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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Crime & Crime Prevention

Community Crime Prevention Strategies

Community crime prevention programs or strategies target changes in community infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime. The diversity of approaches include neighborhood watch, community policing, urban or physical design, and comprehensive or multi-disciplinary efforts.  These strategies may seek to engage residents, community and faith-based organizations, and local government agencies in addressing the factors that contribute to the community’s crime, delinquency, and disorder.



OJP Publications

Tip Lines for School Safety: A National Portrait of Tip Line Use, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2020

Evaluation of the Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program: Executive Summary and Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2020

Kentucky Juvenile Justice Reform Evaluation: Assessment of Community-Based Services for Justice-Involved Youth, OJJDP-Sponsored, January 2020

Safe Schools Research Initiative, Summary Overview, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

School Discipline, Safety, and Climate: A Comprehensive Study in New York City, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2019

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Questions and Answers

Where can I find information about school-based crime prevention efforts and their interaction with law enforcement and/or juvenile justice organizations?
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Have community notification laws impacted sex offender recidivism rates?
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Is information available on how communities can combat street prostitution?
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