A Report of the State of Crime Prevention in the Memorial Villages: Expectations, Statistical Findings, and Recommendations for the Future

Elycia S. Daniel, Sam Houston State University

The fear of crime has become a major issue in todays society. The true question is whether that fear is warranted or is it just the perception of safety that is more important. Using geographic information system (GIS) technology, police reports data was mapped for 5 consecutive years. Recommendations were given to the police department as to how they can more effectively patrol areas to not only prevent crime, but improve perceptions of public safety.

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Updated 05/20/2006