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Neighbourhood crime

Evidence briefing about situational crime prevention interventions

Neighbourhood crime

This evidence briefing supports police and crime reduction partners to make evidence-based decisions about using situational crime prevention techniques to reduce neighbourhood crime.

Neighbourhood crime is defined by the Home Office as domestic burglary, vehicle-related crime, theft from the person and robbery (Home Office, 2020).

The briefing provides:

  • a definition of situational crime prevention and the theories that underpin this approach
  • an overview of the factors that can influence neighbourhood crime
  • interventions that can be used to address neighbourhood crime
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