Robbery prevention and detection study

Criminology Research Council grant ; (27/75)

This project was conducted at the request of the standing Committee of Attorneys-General by the staff of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, representatives of the New South Wales and Victorian police forces and a research officer of the Australian Institute of Criminology. Details of all reported incidents of armed robbery occurring in New South Wales and Victoria in 1975 and 1976 were collected and analysed in order to establish patterns and profiles which could be used as a guide to prevention. A major report has been published and many of the findings were presented to a seminar conducted at the Australian Institute of Criminology in June 1977. Both the report and the seminar recommended the establishment of a national data bank for armed robberies.