Get the Facts
Facing the facts.
In Brown County alone, more than 50 million additional dollars have been spent over the past decade to increase law enforcement. Although this does place more criminals behind bars, it has been proven that crime prevention measures can significantly reduce crime and be up to 10 times more cost-effective than traditional control measures. In response, the Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County was formed to support programs which successfully target a variety of at-risk populations such as children and teens.
Did you know?
- During the afternoon hours, rates of juvenile crime triple (roughly the hours after school and before parents return home from work).
- Crime costs every American $1,400 each year.
- 41 percent of young people referred to juvenile court for the first time will return for a second referral.
- It costs $2,800 each day to incarcerate an average of 20 juveniles in the Brown County Jail – or $140 per person per day.
- It costs $24,624 each day to incarcerate an average of 342 adults in the Brown County Jail – or $72 per person per day.
The power of prevention.
On average, a quality youth-oriented crime prevention program in a neighborhood will result in:
- 25 percent reduction in the presence of crack.
- 22 percent reduction in overall drug activity.
- 13 percent reduction in juvenile crimes.
- A $10.00 savings in future costs for every $1.00 spent for crime prevention.