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This is the feed from NCPC's TypePad based blog, Prevention Works

Oct 17, 2011 Start Snitching: The Social Taboo of Crime Reporting
The best way to protect ourselves from being victims of crime is to take preventative measures, and to report crimes that are known
Oct 11, 2011 Volunteers in Police Service Support Crime Prevention
At the Volunteers in Police Service Program (VIPS), we agree that safe communities are a thing to celebrate.
Oct 03, 2011 National Crime Prevention Month Home Safety Post By Kwikset
5 Simple Ways to Improve the Safety of Your Home
Sep 26, 2011 Schools and Gangs
It’s that time of year again when children are back in school.
Sep 19, 2011 Normally!
Normally, I would be writing on a crime prevention issue that would affect a large number of people,
Sep 09, 2011 Ten years later, 9/11 Memories Last Forever
According to a new Washington Post poll, almost half of Washington-area residents say the attacks
Aug 29, 2011 Crime is soaring in Airports
With last minute vacations before school starts and business trips, there’s been crime soaring at airports.
Aug 22, 2011 Danger Could Be Lurking in the Dark
A fitness buddy of mine had been missing from our Zumba classes for about a month.
Aug 15, 2011 Back to the Carefree College Life
Though it is hard to think about, summer is almost over. Students return to school soon. And in a matter of weeks,
Aug 04, 2011 The Dangers of Life Imitating Art
The recent death of an extraordinary singer and songwriter, Amy Winehouse, has left her young fans stunned but not surprised.
Aug 01, 2011 Chinatown is rolling in the classics
When music comes on at night it is usually a signal to teenagers that a party is beginning but on the streets of Chinatown
Jul 19, 2011 Avoid the Burglar Getaway on the summer Getaway
We’ve already taken out those sun glasses and bought those bottles of sun screen. The sun is beaming and so are we
May 31, 2011 Celebrate Safe Communities
Celebrate Safe Communities! Whether you are planning a summer safety fair, a Neighborhood Watch expansion, or a meet and greet with local police and fire officials to keep your community safe during the summer months
May 23, 2011 Stay Alert for Cyber Crime
Over the weekend, I received an email from my godmother, saying, “sorry for the short notice, but I’m stuck in Malaysia with no passport and lost all my money;
May 09, 2011 When Charities Aren’t so Charitable
The tornados of 2011, Japan, Hurricane Katrina, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Haiti: these are examples of moments when our world is halted by devastation.
Apr 25, 2011 Rocking Springtime Safety
Finally, spring has sprung! If you’re like me, you look forward to spring all year long when the sun is out, trees are blossoming, and you can spend time outside without wearing a 30 pound winter jacket.
Apr 11, 2011 Drive safely, the life you save may be mine.
Why is it that as we get older we lose some of what we’ve learned from our parents. Our parents taught us to be honest, trustworthy, kind, and to treat others as we would like to be treated.
Apr 04, 2011 Dating violence has to be taken seriously
Dating violence is not as rare as people may believe. Dating violence is a viscous cycle that not only affects adults but also affects teens as well. One in 5 teens today say that he or she has been or know a friend who has been a victim of dating violence.
Mar 21, 2011 Celebrating Safely
Studies have shown that adolescent and young adult drinking patterns vary throughout the year, but that behavior peaks during holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day (Martell et al., 2006). We know that drinking at a moderate to heavy rate can lead to serious consequences such as date rape, violence, robbery, trouble with the law, and even death.
Mar 14, 2011 Working together in this economy
With today’s economy, more crime prevention officers are being tasked to do other police work or being laid off. As a result, crimes in certain areas are increasing and law enforcement officers find they have to do more while being short-staffed