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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/296029
Title:
Indicators for assessing the efficiency of police deployment
Authors:
Marlow, Alan
Abstract:
The Chief Officer is responsible for linking force resources with the policing needs of the area; changing demographic and other factors must be adjusted to. Typically, police resource allocation decisions are made without regard for current and local policing needs. An attempt was made to assess the efficiency of a county police force whose jurisdiction covered urban and rural areas. Population data were obtained from the county council and used to create a data base for micro-computer analysis. The measures of demands were "crime statistics" and total "incident statistics" although it is acknowledged that only 20 percent of all crimes are reported. The population was divided into several categories including social, employment and family status. Conclusions are that: (1) Demands for police services are related not to the total population, but to its socio-economic character; (2) the greater the proportion of low-income groups, the greater the volume of reported crime; (3) a middle class population makes more demands on police resources while a low-income population is more tolerant of crime; and (4) reported crimes or "crime statistics" are better indicators of demand than are total "incident statistics."
Citation:
Marlow, A. (1990) 'Indicators for assessing the efficiency of police deployment', Police Journal, 63(4), pp. 361.
Publisher:
National Criminal Justice
Journal:
Police Journal
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/296029
Additional Links:
http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/policejl63&div=58&id=&page=
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0032-258x
Appears in Collections:
Social Work, Professional Practice and the Law

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dc.contributor.authorMarlow, Alanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T15:14:30Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-15T15:14:30Z-
dc.date.issued1990-
dc.identifier.citationMarlow, A. (1990) 'Indicators for assessing the efficiency of police deployment', Police Journal, 63(4), pp. 361.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0032-258x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/296029-
dc.description.abstractThe Chief Officer is responsible for linking force resources with the policing needs of the area; changing demographic and other factors must be adjusted to. Typically, police resource allocation decisions are made without regard for current and local policing needs. An attempt was made to assess the efficiency of a county police force whose jurisdiction covered urban and rural areas. Population data were obtained from the county council and used to create a data base for micro-computer analysis. The measures of demands were "crime statistics" and total "incident statistics" although it is acknowledged that only 20 percent of all crimes are reported. The population was divided into several categories including social, employment and family status. Conclusions are that: (1) Demands for police services are related not to the total population, but to its socio-economic character; (2) the greater the proportion of low-income groups, the greater the volume of reported crime; (3) a middle class population makes more demands on police resources while a low-income population is more tolerant of crime; and (4) reported crimes or "crime statistics" are better indicators of demand than are total "incident statistics."en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Criminal Justiceen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/policejl63&div=58&id=&page=en
dc.titleIndicators for assessing the efficiency of police deploymenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPolice Journalen_GB
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