Think nationally, act locally: The municipal-level effects of the national crime prevention program in Finland

Jukka Savolainen

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Abstract

This paper gauges the effects of the National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP) on the level of crime in Finland. The research design involves comparisons between municipalities that vary in terms of their participation in the NCPP. Is this characteristic related to improvements in community safety? The analyses utilize data from victim surveys as well as police statistics. Findings from each type of analysis suggest that active participation in the national initiative has not resulted in reduced levels of crime and violence. The study concludes with a set of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the NCPP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-191
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Community crime
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal policy
  • Finland
  • Program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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