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Reducing Fear of Crime: Strategies for Police
This guide provides a comprehensive review about the phenomenon of fear of crime as well as
historical and contemporary police efforts at fear reduction. The main focus is on tools and
techniques that police can use to target fear of crime, reduce fear, and institutionalize fear
reduction within their agencies. Promising practices are identified—these are strategies and
programs that make sense, that have been implemented, and that have been tested and shown to
be effective—to illustrate possible ways to address fear of crime.