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Preliminary Findings on Gang Activity in North Carolina

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources. Tags: , , , , , ,

NC Network for Safe Communities was tasked with creating a survey for distribution at the 2015 North Carolina Gang Investigator’s Conference and Gang Free North Carolina Academy. 394 law enforcement and community resource partners participated in the survey representing nearly every county in NC.  Main findings were that: All types of gangs are present and active in NC communities, though local neighborhood crews were the most commonly reported. 68% of respondents reported that gang membership in their community has increased over the past two years, while 26% of respondents reported that gang membership has stayed the same. When asked about […]

Statesville/Iredell County Holds First Domestic Violence Call-In

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , ,

Our partners in Statesville/Iredell Couty held their first-ever call-in for domestic violence offenders on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. According to Capt. Dan Miglin of the Statesville Police Department, there were some 2,832 cases of domestic violence investigated in Iredell County in 2013. Statesville/Iredell modeled their initiative after High Point’s Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative. The North Carolina Network for Safe Communities has been in partnership with the High Point Police Department since the planning stages of their domestic violence strategy and been in partnership with Statesville/Iredell since 2009 in assisting them with implementation of their initial focused deterrence strategy to […]

Five Things About Deterrence reported in USAO Middle District Newsletter

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources. Tags: , , , ,

The September 2014 edition of the Middle District of NC’s newsletter from the United States Attorney’s Office includes an article which summarizes the latest evidence regarding how deterrence works to prevent crime. The article takes the following points from Daniel Nagin’s work, all of which lend support to the focused deterrence strategy as an effective way to deter violent crime: 1) The certainty of being caught is a vastly more powerful deterrent than the punishment. 2) Sending an offender to prison isn’t a very effective way to deter crime. 3) Police deter crime by increasing the perception that criminals will […]