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Students will be part of a working group that is tasked to collaborate with the Toronto Police Service and create a community policing strategy that aims to reduce crime within a specific Toronto neighbourhood by utilizing the CAPRA problem solving model.
Students will select a Toronto neighbourhood of their choice, access and interpret authentic data about that neighbourhood from data portals, and incorporate the principles of mobilization, collaboration, and engagement to create their strategy.
Before beginning the tasks of the assignment, students are required to collaborate in their groups to select a Toronto Neighborhood that will be the focus of their strategy. Follow these 3 steps to select your Neighbourhood (these steps are not graded):
Step 1: Access the City of Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles site which can be found here:
Familiarize yourself with the content within the following headings by navigating and exploring these headings. What are the Changes to Neighbourhoods?
What are Neighbourhoods and How were they created?
2016 Neighbourhood Profiles
Accessibility FeaturesRefer to the following Screen shot to ensure you are on the same page:
Step 2: Choose a neighbourhood of your choice by using either the address /place, or alphabetically, or numerically search parameters.
Once you have chosen your neigbhourhood, analyze the 2016 Neighbourhood Census Profile corresponding your chosen neighbourhood. This is a detailed document that will provide excellent information on your neighbourhood pertaining to population, income, housing, identity, language, education etc.
This process represents the “Acquiring and Analyzing” (A) stage of CAPRA
The above screen shot shows the webpage with the three (3) methods to access your neighbourhood of choice. Hint: Choose a neighbourhood that perhaps your group can relate to in if applicable as this will make the project more authentic.
The below picture is an example of using the Alphabetical Listing of Neighbourhoods method to access a listed neighbourhood of choice. The cursor is positioned on the “Annex” Neighbourhood which is also listed as Hood # 95.
By clicking the Annex neighbourhood, it will take you to the below page. At this point, click the 2016 Neighbourhood Census Profile link that corresponds to the neighbourhood of your choice and conduct an analysis.
The Link to my chosen neighbourhood’s 2016 Neighbourhood Census can be found here:
Note: This is a detailed document with many different terms, definitions and descriptors which may seem difficult at first to comprehend.
Your goal is to focus on the infographics that show statistics and the unique neighbourhood traits as seen on pages, 3,7,9,11,13,15,17 etc. To get a sense or feel of who lives, works, and plays in your chosen neighbourhood, keep in mind that the first “A” in CAPRA represents the “acquiring and analyzing information” step.
Hint: It is recommended that once a group has chosen their neighbourhood, each member reviews the details of the Neighbourhood Census document, take appropriate notes, and formulate any questions and discuss among group members. This is a great way for the group to begin contributing their thoughts and opinions on your crime prevention strategy.
Step #3: Cross reference your chosen neighbourhood with crime map statistics tracked by Toronto Police Service (TPS). These are the steps to take to access this portal: Access the Public Safety Data Portal here: https://data.torontopolice.on.ca/
Click on the “Maps” tab and then click on “Neighbourhood Crime”. You should see this picture below. Click on the chevron and click on the “neighbourhood” option and enter the number of your chosen neighbourhood. Notice where the cursor is pointed in the picture below.
This picture below shows neighbourhood 95 “Annex”
Once your group has chosen the Neighbourhood, you are now ready to build your community policing strategy by completing the following 4 Tasks which will be the graded components of the project.
It is recommended that students review the CAPRA resources listed below (students are invited to conduct a deeper search of this model on their own and include other resources).