Portable Electronics and Trends in Goods Stolen from the Person

Thompson, R ORCID: 0000-0003-4220-3730, 2016. Portable Electronics and Trends in Goods Stolen from the Person. Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency. ISSN 0022-4278

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Abstract

Objectives:
To better understand theft of portable electronic goods this study examined the type of goods stolen during theft and robbery in England and Wales over almost two decades.
Methods:
Using all sweeps of the Crime Survey for England and Wales between 1994 and 2010/11 the proportion of incidents where a particular item was stolen was calculated, then compared over time.
Results:
A small range of items accounted for the bulk of what was taken, namely cash, purses/wallets, credit/debit cards and mobile phones.
Conclusions:
Considerable changes to the stolen goods landscape were found, with a shift from more traditional items such as cash and purses/wallets to portable electronic items such as mobile phones. Recommendations are made for preventing the loss of the items most frequently stolen during offences of theft and robbery.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency
Creators: Thompson, R.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: 1 August 2016
ISSN: 0022-4278
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0022427816660743DOI
Rights: © The Author(s) 2016.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 05 Oct 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28797

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