Policing Model Seeks to Reduce Traffic Crashes and Crime

Policing Model Seeks to Reduce Traffic Crashes and Crime

Source: 

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center

Author(s): 

Michele Coppola

A policing model that makes a connection between crime and traffic safety is being used in some communities to curb law-breaking and reduce crashes, with promising results. Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) uses analysis of location-based crime and traffic data to establish effective methods for deploying law enforcement resources. It is a collaborative effort between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

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