Neighbourhood Watch

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    Neighbourhood Watch is often implemented as a part of a crime prevention package. The typical package is often referred to as the big three' and includes Neighbourhood Watch, property marking and home security surveys. Some programmes include a fourth or fifth element, such as citizen patrols, educational programmes or victim support services. Neighbourhood Watch schemes vary in terms of the size of the area covered. One of the smallest schemes was the ‘cocoon' Neighbourhood Watch programme in Rochdale in England, which covered just one dwelling and its immediate neighbours. One of the largest was the Manhattan Beach Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Los Angeles, covering a population of over 30,000 residents.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDictionary of Policing
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • neighbourhood watch
    • crime
    • prevention


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