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R53

Author Craig Jones and Don Weatherburn
Published January 2004
Report Type General Report Series
Subject Policing; Theft / Property crime; Vandalism and property damage; Evaluation reports
Keywords Forensic evidence, property offenders, police, crime control, break enter and steal

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Summary

Aim

This evaluation sought to determine whether it was possible to reduce the incidence of break and enter and motor vehicle theft in three patrols by increasing the collection of forensic evidence at crime scenes and devoting more resources to criminal investigation based on this evidence.