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'Near Repeat' Theory into a Geospatial Policing Strategy: A Randomized Experiment Testing a Theoretically-Informed Strategy for Preventing Residential Burglary, Baltimore County, Maryland and Redlands, California, 2014-2015

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. This data collection represents an experimental micro-level geospatial crime prevention strategy that attempted to interrupt the near repeat (NR) pattern in residential burglary by creating a NR space-time high risk zone around residential burglaries as they occurred and then using uniformed volunteers to notify residents of their increased risk and provide burglary prevention tips. The research used a randomized controlled trial to test whether high risk zones that received the notification had fewer subsequent burglaries than those that did not. In addition, two surveys were administered to gauge the impact of the program, one of residents of the treatment areas and one of treatment providers. The collection contains 6 Stata datasets: BCo_FinalData_20180118_Archiving.dta(n = 484, 8 variables)Red_FinalData_20180117_Archiving.dta (n = 268, 8 variables)BCo_FinalDatasetOtherCrime_ForArchiving_v2.dta(n = 484, 8 variables)Redlands_FinalDataSecondary_ForArchiving_v2.dta (n = 266, 8 variables)ResidentSurvey_AllResponses_V1.4_ArchiveCleaned.dta (n = 457, 42 variables)VolunteerSurvey_V1.2_ArchiveCleaned.dta (n = 38, 16 variables) The collection also includes 5 sets of geographic information system (GIS) data:

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Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher National Institute of Justice
Identifier 3569
Data First Published 2019-05-30T13:38:19
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2019-05-30T13:46:36
Rights These data are restricted due to the increased risk of violation of confidentiality of respondent and subject data.
Public Access Level restricted public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Program Code 011:060
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > National Institute of Justice
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 8caf1eda6409ad3ebe2adb1fdfb6959c34437e481795c67809b6bc131c35fcab
Source Schema Version 1.1

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