Community Crime Reduction Needs Analysis
Your local community is facing several crime issues that impact the safety and quality of life of residents. As the director or chief of a criminal justice agency (police, courts, corrections/probation—whichever is most relevant to your current or future career), you have been charged with developing a crime reduction plan.
To begin, you must perform an analysis of major crime issues affecting your community and determine which crimes warrant the focus of your crime reduction plan.
· Briefly introduce your community (e.g., population, economy). (1–2 paragraphs)
· Based on your research and analysis, explain at least two major crime issues in the community, including their prevalence and location. (2–3 paragraphs)
· Explain socio-cultural, economic, and/or structural variables that contribute to or are risk factors for the crime issues identified (e.g., opioid abuse statistics, poverty rate). (1–2 paragraphs)
Crime Reduction Framework
· Propose crime reduction strategies that your agency, in cooperation with other agencies and stakeholders, could implement to address the identified crime issues. (2–3 paragraphs)
· Describe or present a high-level timeline for implementation of the strategies. (1 paragraph or a visual)
· Identify key community stakeholders (individuals, groups, or organizations) relevant to reducing the identified crime issues in the community, including key influencers and potential key opposers. (half to 1 page, or a bulleted list with descriptions)
· Explain how the plan aligns with local government vision and/or strategic plan. (1 paragraph)
· Provide an inventory of needed resources (information, tools, people) for plan implementation. (1 paragraph or bulleted list with descriptions)
· Explain strategies for promoting information and resource sharing among key stakeholders and public safety sectors. (1–2 paragraphs)
· Provide data from at least three credible professional or academic resources to support the crime reduction strategies you proposed. (1–3 paragraphs)
· Define objective criteria for success of your plan and explain a feasible, time-bound strategy for measuring success in meeting plan outcomes. (2–3 paragraphs)