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Boba, R and Santos, L R (2007) Single-family home construction site theft: a crime prevention case study. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 3(03), 217-36.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction management; construction site theft; crime prevention
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1557-8771
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/15578770701715086
  • Abstract:

    The United States and other countries around the world, such as Canada, Australia, England, and Japan, have begun to address single-family home construction site crime through a variety of crime prevention methods. This article presents the results of a practical problem-oriented policing effort to reduce single-family home construction site theft in a suburban city in Florida. The Port St. Lucie, FL Police Department utilized a variety of data sources to understand the problem and tailored crime prevention responses to achieve a successful reduction in construction site theft over a 2-year period. Consequently, this article details the background of the project, the analysis, the crime prevention strategies implemented, and the impact results of the strategies.