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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 194584     Find in a Library
Title: Thefts of and From Cars in Parking Facilities
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Author(s): Ronald V. Clarke
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 51
  Annotation: This guide provides information for police officers on the problem of theft of and from cars in parking facilities.
Abstract: This guide is one of a series of guides designed to help police officers understand and confront various crimes or social problems in their communities. This issue summarizes information concerning the problem of thefts of and from cars in parking facilities. The author offers information about risk factors that contribute to this type of crime. Some of the risk factors listed include inadequate car security in parking lots, regional location of parking facility, car make and model, and parking facility size. The author also presents a number of questions that will help police officers understand the extent of this type of problem in their community. Finally, this guide evaluates current published literature on how to combat this type of theft in parking facilities. This literature offers several recommended responses, including the hiring of parking attendants and improving surveillance and lighting. The guide concludes with an appendix that summarizes these recommended responses to the problem of theft of and from cars in parking facilities.
Main Term(s): Motor Vehicle Theft
Index Term(s): Larceny/Theft ; Police training
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 99-CK-WX-K004
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
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United States of America
Type: Handbook
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series No. 10
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