Research Output

Policing vulnerability? The impacts and implications of no cold calling zones in Angus.

  Doorstep crime is an increasingly prevalent issue within neighbourhoods around the UK (Doorstoppers, 2011).
There were 12,612 cases of distraction theft in 2005, but crimes committed by cold callers are hard to quantify because nine out of ten go unreported due to the intimidation and embarrassment associated with being the victim of a doorstep fraud (Doorstoppers, 2011).

  • Type:

    Research Report

  • Date:

    31 January 2011

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    363 Other social problems & services

Citation

Wooff, A. & Smith, B. (2011). Policing vulnerability? The impacts and implications of no cold calling zones in Angus. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Institute for Policing Research

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Keywords

Cold calling, doorstep crime, fraud, Angus,

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