2010-01-13_175602_neighborhoodwatch - Given the possibility...

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Given the possibility that the latest drop in crime rates could be related to one of two possibilities: 1. The population is aging, a majority over 50, and they tend to do fewer crimes. In addition, that aging means more retirees who are able to watch the area around their homes for anything out of place. 2. More of the population is unemployed, and that means a lot more eyes able to watch the streets of neighborhoods for anything suspicious. (Dimond) Based on those two hypotheses, both of which basically rely on the fact that there are more eyes watching the neighborhoods and helping the crime rate fall because they are willing to call the police for help when it is warranted, we can assume a Neighborhood Watch program would be beneficial in the economy should get better or if the population should get younger again and crimes begin to increase. Add to this an amazing fact considering the economy: Those communities that have adopted CrimeStoppers, which pays a reward for tips that lead to an arrest, is reporting
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course POLICING T 333 taught by Professor Crystaldickersonbynum during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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