Crime Prevention and Community Safety

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 7–12

Data Sharing in Crime Prevention: Why and How

  • Kate Moss
  • Ken Pease
Research Article

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.cpcs.8140175

Cite this article as:
Moss, K. & Pease, K. Crime Prev Community Saf (2004) 6: 7. doi:10.1057/palgrave.cpcs.8140175


Criteria for the permissible exchange of relevant data within crime and disorder partnerships are to be found in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Partnerships have experienced difficulties in reaching agreement about data-sharing. This paper proposes an approach which minimises formal data-sharing while maximising relevance to crime reduction. It should be read as a radical alternative to the approach advocated by Brookes et al (2003) and is based on the excellent work undertaken in the Government Office, East Midlands.


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Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate Moss
    • 1
  • Ken Pease
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesLecturer in Criminology, Loughborough University
  2. 2.Visiting Professor, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London