|Thursday, 05 November 2009 13:59|
What is Crime Prevention?
Crime prevention is the act of stopping a crime before it happens. Before you can stop a crime you must be aware of it. That means knowing the who, what, when, where, why and how of crime. But awareness, unless converted into action, can only lead to fear.
How Crime Works
Desire + Opportunity = Crime
"Without the desire and an opportunity, there can be no crime."
Some Basics About Crime
A lot of people make the mistake of talking about crime as if all crimes were the same. The fact is different crimes have different characteristics. Each type of crime has its own type of criminal and its own type of victim. Any efforts to prevent a particular crime must keep those characteristics in mind. But the most important thing to remember when planning a program is this: Some crimes are more preventable than others.
Property crimes occur much more frequently than crimes against a person.
Crimes against a person occur more often in poorer neighborhoods than in affluent ones.
Criminals tend to commit crimes against persons of the same race and/or ethnicity as themselves.
Help is just a phone call away
|Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office||763-3117|
|Okeechobee County Fire Rescue||763-5544|
|Victim Assistance Crisis Line||1-800-569-7273|
|Victim Assistance Office||763-5557|
|State Attorney Office||763-5557|
|County Judgeís Office||763-3193|
|Circuit Judgeís Office||763-1122|
|Okeechobee City Police Department||763-5521|
|City Fire Department||763-4423|
|City Street Department||763-3926|
|Okeechobee County Authority||763-9460|
|Federal and State Numbers|
|Missing Children Clearinghouse||1-800-356-4774|
|Florida Highway Patrol||1-800-356-8921|
|Game and Fish Commission||1-800-432-2046|
|Local Service Numbers|
|H.C.A Raulerson Hospital||763-2151|
|New Horizon Mental Health||763-1191|
|American Cancer Society||763-4363|
|American Red Cross||763-2488|
|Division of Forestry||462-5160|
|County Commissionerís Office||763-6441|
|County Health Department||462-5819|
|County Road Department||763-3514|
|Supervisor of Elections||763-4014|
|Partnership For A Drug Free America||1-800-662HELP|
|Chamber of Commerce||763-6464|
|Okeechobee Senior Services||462-5180|