Income disparities of burglary risk and security availability during the crime drop. British Journal of Criminology, 51(2), 296-313.

Tilley, N., Tseloni, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012 and Farrell, G., 2011. Income disparities of burglary risk and security availability during the crime drop. British Journal of Criminology, 51(2), 296-313. British Journal of Criminology, 51 (2), pp. 296-313.

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Abstract

In the past fifteen years volume crimes dropped substantially in most countries with reliable crime trend estimates. In England and Wales domestic burglary fell by 58% between 1995 and 2008/09, the trend levelling off after 2005/6. Wider use of more and better security arguably contributed to these drops. The availability of enhanced and especially basic security increased between 1997 and 2005/06, while burglary risk fell for all population income groups. Considering, however, the financial cost of burglary protection devices it is not surprising that enhanced security continues to be more accessible to better off households. In 2005/06 the most affluent households were 60% more likely to have such devices compared to the poorest. This is consistent with the finding that nationally burglary drops have occurred least amongst the poorest segments of population. The better off continue to benefit most in terms of crime protection: burglary risk differentials between the lowest and all other income groups widened during the decade up to 2005/06. Security Impact Assessment Tool analysis however shows that enhanced security confers greatest burglary protection for those who can least afforded it. These results suggest that making enhanced security available to the poorest would further reduce national burglary rates.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Criminology following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: TILLEY, N., TSELONI, A. and FARRELL, G., 2011. Income disparities of burglary risk and security availability during the crime drop. British Journal of Criminology, 51(2), 296-313. British Journal of Criminology, 51 (2), pp. 296-313, is available online at: http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/02/13/bjc.azr010.full.
Publication Title: British Journal of Criminology
Creators: Tilley, N., Tseloni, A. and Farrell, G.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2011
Volume: 51
Number: 2
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10.1093/bjc/azr010DOI
Rights: Copyright © 2011 Oxford Universty Press
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:37
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17647

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