Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment: The Philadelphia Foot Patrol

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The Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment was quite interesting in that it not only placed an emphasis on localized foot patrol over the traditional vehicle patrols that are found throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana. For the experiment, the Philadelphia police department partnered with researchers from local Temple University. The goal was to determine if the violent crime rate (in high-crime areas) could be reduced through establishing a foot patrol around these hotspots. To determine the locations that would be used in the experiment, the team used violent crime data from the prior three years and the locations with the highest “score” out of the index they created would be subjected to the foot patrol experiment. Each foot patrol

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