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Crime Concentrations and Crime Patterns at Places

David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff and Sue-Ming Yang

in The Criminology of Place

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195369083
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979110 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369083.003.0003
Crime Concentrations and Crime Patterns at Places

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This chapter examines the concentration of crime at street segments in Seattle, Washington. It begins by reviewing descriptively the concentration of crime at street segments in Seattle. It then examines developmental patterns of crime, drawing from a statistical approach that allows us to place the street segments in their sample into groups with similar crime “trajectories” over time. Finally, it considers the “crime drop” in Seattle in the study period from the perspective of the criminology of place, illustrating the importance of examining crime trends at very micro units of geography.

Keywords: crime; Seattle; developmental patterns; street segments; criminology; place

Chapter.  7228 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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