Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction

Graduated Sites - Planning

CBCR sites do intensive planning, typically over the course of about a year, in a collaborative process involving research partners, diverse cross sector partners and residents. Major activities include:

  • Convening a management team of leaders from law enforcement, municipal agencies, community development organizations, service providers and neighborhood groups
  • Working with researchers to examine spatial and temporal crime patterns; physical, economic and social conditions around hot spots; and community perceptions of crime and law enforcement
  • Engaging residents to help define problems, execute “early action” projects, select long-term strategies and prepare for implementation
  • Investigating evidence-informed practices relevant to local problems
  • Selecting appropriate implementation strategies  


The following sites have completed their CBCR planning and graduated from the program. They have produced Implementation Plans that summarize their analyses and specific research-informed strategies to reduce crime and spur revitalization in and around hot spots. Many are pursuing such strategies with funding from philanthropic, corporate or other local, state or federal sources.

CBCR Planning Guide

​Guidelines for CBCR planning, including suggested milestones and required Implementation Plan elements.  

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