The Sioux City - Woodbury County Alcohol Safety Action Project initiated a patrol saturation experiment within the city limits of Sioux City during the third operational year of the program. This experiment increased the effectiveness of the police ASAP squad by increasing the patrol saturation of ASAP patrols within selected patrol beats. The concept for the patrol saturation experiment originated when crime data for 1973 indicated a shift of certain crimes from downtown (where ASAP primarily patrols) to residential areas and also a decrease in some crimes felt effected by patrolling for the first time in the history of Sioux City. The Patrol Saturation Countermeasure was added to the Sioux City - Woodbury County ASAP Detailed Plan in the spring of 1974 to provide adequate funding for the data collection and evaluation of a patrol saturation experiment operated under a strict statistical design model. It was initially hoped that the design model would be free of 'confounding variables.' This, however, was not the case for the Patrol Saturation Countermeasure had many 'confounding variables' from its original inception to the final collection of data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Morningside Coll., Sioux City, IA. Dept. of Sociology.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sioux City-Woodbury County Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Sioux City, IA  United States 

    Morningside College, Sioux City

    Sioux City, IA  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-981
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-163-2-256
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2002 12:00AM