Directed Patrol and Self-Initiated Enforcement in Hot Spots This is an experiment designed to assess the effectiveness of different hot spots tactics (i.e., directed patrol and self-initiated enforcement) on firearm violence. The program is rated Promising. Hot spots that received the self-initiated enforcement experienced a significant reduction in firearm assault rates. However, no differences were found on firearm robbery rates.

Federal Sponsor Agency: NIJ, OJP


Publication Date: August 2016

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