Accession Number : AD0786863

Title :   The Impact of Police Activity on Subway Crime,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Chaiken,Jan M. ; Lawless,Michael W. ; Stevenson,Keith A.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The impact of police manning and apprehension activities on New York City subway crime, with emphasis on robbery, is analyzed for the period 1965-1971. With increased uniformed patrol between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., the number of felonies decreased both during the hours of increased manning (a deterrent effect) and during the rest of the day (a phantom effect). Displacement of crime is analyzed via the relationship between subway and bus robberies.

Descriptors :   *Criminology, *Mass transportation, *Police, *New York, Urban areas, Problem solving, Correlation techniques, Planning, Efficiency, Reviews

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE