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A GIS-linked database for monitoring repeat domestic burglary

AnexampleofanSMPinitiativewhichexperiencedinitialproblems withtargetingwastheSmallBusinessStrategy(SBS).Thisschemeaimedto identifyvulnerablesmallbusinesseswithinthepartnership'soperational areas(Pathwayareas:Europeanpriorityareasforthelowestincome households)forpotentialfinancialassistancewithsecuritymeasures.Inthe absenceofanyvictimisationinformationonbusinesses,thepartnership implementedan'opendoor'applicationprocedure,whereinterested businesseswereinvitedtoapplytothepartnership.Theoutcomeofthis wasthatbusinessesthatwerefairlywell-offandwerenotstrugglingto surviveweremorelikelytoseeandhavethetimetorespondtothe publicity.Thepartnershipwasinundatedwithrequestsforassistanceand wasfindingithardtomakedecisionsonwhichbusinesseswereingreatest need.