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Homicide concentration and retaliatory homicide near repeats: An examination in a Latin American urban setting

Chainey, S; Muggah, R; (2020) Homicide concentration and retaliatory homicide near repeats: An examination in a Latin American urban setting. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles 10.1177/0032258x20980503. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Despite numerous attempts to decrease homicides in the Latin American region, high homicide levels have persisted. Examining four cities in Rio de Janeiro, the research reveals the intense geographic concentration of homicides in each city, but illustrates differences in the extent of homicide concentration when using a variety of crime concentration measures. Single events involving multiple homicides and a homicide near repeat pattern are observed, with almost all these incidents taking place in areas of homicide concentration. The findings suggest that programmes targeted to areas of homicide concentration, including interventions that suppress the likelihood of future incidents, could decrease homicides.

Type: Article
Title: Homicide concentration and retaliatory homicide near repeats: An examination in a Latin American urban setting
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0032258x20980503
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0032258x20980503
Language: English
Additional information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Keywords: Crime concentration, group account, homicide near repeat victimisation, multiple homicides
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10118205
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