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Crime concentration at micro-places in Latin America

Chainey, SP; Pezzuchi, G; Guerrero Rojas, NO; Hernandez Ramirez, JL; Monteiro, J; Rosas Valdez, E; (2019) Crime concentration at micro-places in Latin America. Crime Science , 8 (2019) , Article 5. 10.1186/s40163-019-0100-5. Green open access

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Abstract

Research on crime concentration at micro-places has had a very western-industrialised focus. In this paper we provide results on crime concentration for 42 cities in Latin America. The results suggest that crime is concentrated at higher levels in Latin American cities than in western-industrialised contexts. Reasons for this do not appear to be related to population size, average street length, numbers of crimes or crime rates. The results offer an indication of the crime reduction opportunities that could come from the implementation of programs that are precisely targeted to the micro-places where crime has been observed to highly concentrate, such as hot spot policing.

Type: Article
Title: Crime concentration at micro-places in Latin America
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/s40163-019-0100-5
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40163-019-0100-5
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2019. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creative commons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Keywords: Crime concentration, Micro-places, Latin America
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10080062
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