Inside Crime Prevention Section
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Crime prevention is:
“Being aware that
a crime CAN occur, and ANTICIPATING the type, location,
and time, and TAKING ACTION to reduce the chance of it
There are three elements that must be present before a criminal can
commit an illegal act: DESIRE, ABILITY and OPPORTUNITY. By eliminating
just one of these components, crime can be averted. While control over
the first two elements, DESIRE and ABILITY rests solely with the
suspect, you can have considerable impact on the third – OPPORTUNITY.
Crime prevention is largely using instinct, action, and common sense, to
eliminate (or greatly reduce) a criminal’s opportunity. Your
responsibility lies in removing opportunity to decrease the likelihood
of becoming a victim. While the blame for illegal acts rests with the
criminal, the fact remains we all have a crucial role to play in the
area of crime prevention.
Crime prevention requires a holistic approach involving every member of
the community. The collective actions of everyone within a neighborhood
are vital to success.
The Rockton Police Department can help you with a wide variety of crime
prevention topics. Information is available in the form of booklets,
brochures and other handouts that are free to the members of our
community. We can also schedule an officer to speak to your group about