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Reducing Tactical Crime by Implementating a Predictive Policing Strategy.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $516,775)

This award completes funding for 2011-IJ-CX-K015. This competitive award was made in response to a proposal submitted by the City of Shreveport, LA, partnering with the Shreveport Police Department (SPD) to the NIJ 2011 solicitation titled Predictive Policing Phase: II. This project was only partially funded with the initial award. The Shreveport Police Department will implement a pilot that will use a randomized experimental design utilizing experimental and control groups involving six of the highest crime policing districts in Shreveport. This pilot will evaluate the 'broken windows' theory of policing in an operational setting and employ a predictive model using leading indicators related to that theory such as juvenile complaints, loud music, disorderly persons, suspicious activity, loitering, disputes, and prowlers. The efficacy of the pilot will be measured in terms of its ability to reduce tactical crimes such as shootings, robbery, burglary, auto break-ins, outside residential thefts, outside business thefts, and auto thefts. This is part of a larger NIJ research effort evaluating the concept of predictive policing. nca/ncf

Date Created: September 19, 2011