Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $447,040)
PROJECT SUMMARY 2003-DD-BX101
Little attention has been given to the study of agricultural crime, especially theft of equipment, chemicals, crops, and livestocck. This project is an evaluation of the Agricultural Crime Technology Information and Operation Network in th San Joaquin Valley to address all levels of agrculural crime and vulnerability. Objective are to 1) develope a database agriculture crime over the 8 county region; 2) develope a database for and obtain complience with the use of Owner Applied Numbers for agricultural equipment, and develope parallel program marking the roots of small fruit trees with water based paint, 3) test and employ a system of mobile security, observation, and alarm systems to detect and solve agricultural crimes, and train personnel to use the database for agricultural crime and OANs. the evaluationis designed to asses the impact, cost benefits, and ransferability of the program by collecting data in the intervention sites as well as comparison counties, analysis of two victimization surveys, and interviews.
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