Do burglar alarms increase burglary risk? A counter-intuitive finding and possible explanations

Tilley, N., Thompson, R., Farrell, G., Grove, L. and Tseloni, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012, 2015. Do burglar alarms increase burglary risk? A counter-intuitive finding and possible explanations. Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 17 (1), pp. 1-19. ISSN 1460-3780

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Abstract

Burglar alarms are widely used as a means to try to reduce the risk of domestic burglary. Previous research has suggested that some burglars are deterred by alarms and that they are therefore effective. Using multiple sweeps of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, the research reported here sought to corroborate these findings. It finds that alarms have become associated with increased rather than decreased risk of burglary with entry. This counter-intuitive finding needs to be treated cautiously. A series of hypotheses that might explain it are outlined.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Crime Prevention & Community Safety
Creators: Tilley, N., Thompson, R., Farrell, G., Grove, L. and Tseloni, A.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date: 2015
Volume: 17
Number: 1
ISSN: 1460-3780
Identifiers:
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10.1057/cpcs.2014.17DOI
Rights: Copyright © 2015 Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 03 Nov 2015 09:49
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:56
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26092

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