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National Audit Office report: Using communication to tackle theft from vehicles: A good practice guide

Using communication to tackle theft from vehicles: A good practice guide

This report provides guidance for Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Community Safety Partnerships on the most cost-effective channels for communicating with the public, reminding them of what they can do to minimise the risk of being a victim of vehicle crime and seeking to deter people from becoming theft-from-vehicle offenders.

This guide is based on the results of research undertaken by an independent social research agency, Carol Goldstone Associates in April / May 2007. Through examining the range of initiatives in use in a sample of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, the aim was to identify whether any methods were particularly effective in reducing theft from motor vehicles or addressing certain types of crime overall.

The research involved examination of the range of initiatives in use in a sample of 40 Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Community Safety Partnerships in England and Wales. The sample was structured to include: some which had been particularly successful in reducing the rate of “theft from” crimes, and some reporting less significant reductions; geographical location (urban/rural etc) and various demographics, including ethnicity and employment levels. Between two and seven partnerships were interviewed in each English Government Office region and Wales.

This guide addresses the following:

  • Defining the local TFMV problem
  • National and local communication channels
  • Communication activity on varying budgets

 

 

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Published date: January 1, 2008