6 LEAA Newsl. 1 (1976-1977)

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Survey Shows Violent Crime Unchanged
  Ilie crime rate for violent crime-- rates for three other criies of theft  in 1974, compared with 36,925,000 in
robbery, rape aind assault-remained  without victim-ofiendem contact-per- 1973.
virtually unhanged frot 1973 to      sonal larcen, commercial burglary,     Criimes of t beft without contact ac-
1974, according to a national victimi-  and household larceny-rose 4 per- counted for more tlian 90 percent of
zation study releatsed by LEAA. eut, 11 percent, and 16 percent, Te-      the increase, with persoial liteity
  The tepor, 1tepared by ithe Bu-    specti ely, the strvey shiowed.      withiout coutact and it h osehold lar-
reau of the Census, is Ole first in a  The rate increases for personal lar-  ceny alone makinig up to 79 percent,
series of LIEAA's tictiuization stuidies  cI n  d household larcey-ithe two  thei survex showed. (Household lar-
to provide information on the year-  most frequent runies in the survey-   eny occurs in or near the hioite; per-
to-ear change in crime rates.        (ontribitted i large part to an overall  sonal larceny without c(ntact occurs
  1Household burglary and auto theft 7.5 percent increase in crime in 1974.  elsewhtere.)

rates also remained essentially the
same between the two years, hot the

Ft. Carson Crime

Program Produces

Significant Results
  A unique crime-fighting piogram
blending an aggressive comniiity
relations program, stepped-up police
patrols, police teams that seek out
problets and counsel ofienders and a
system to process criminal charges
quickl has produced significant re-
sults at the Army's Foit Carson in-
  'The Army installation near Colo-
rado Spiings, Colo., posted a 1975
crime reduttion tate that included:
  . A decrease in total ciines by
1,449 cases.
     (continued on page 12)

T here were 39,6941,000 victimizations
of persons, households and businesses

(continued on page 14)

Military poliem an at Ft. Carson briefs two members of a eonitaet team on the day's
activities. Team policing is an integral part of the post's crime reduction effort.

Warning From Beeper Credited With Averting Riot
  A   beeper device in-      The incident occurred   ity operations specialist, sonnel Alarm Unit. With-
stalled with LEAA-award- on May 17 when two fac- a group of inmates at- in minutes, a squad of
ed funds is credited with tions of inmates began  tacked the officers in E  officers proceeded to E
averting a possible riot at fighting with each other Block, taking the keys  Block, rescued the offi-
New York's Great Mead-  in the yard of the Corn- from them.              cers and placed the in-
ow correctional facility, stock, N. Y., facility.  The officers immedi-  mates in their cells, Mr.
according to the state's   When inmates were re- ately retreated to a se- Scully said in mniemoran-
Division of Criminal Jus- turned to their blocks,   cure area of the Block  dum  to the state's De-
tice Services (DCJS).     said Charles Scully, facil- and activated their Per- (continued on page 11)

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