Where should police forces target their residential burglary reduction efforts? Using official victimisation data to predict burglary incidences at the neighbourhood level

Hunter, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5501-6718, Ward, B. ORCID: 0000-0003-2125-4619, Tseloni, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012 and Pease, K., 2021. Where should police forces target their residential burglary reduction efforts? Using official victimisation data to predict burglary incidences at the neighbourhood level. Crime Science, 10: 11. ISSN 2193-7680

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Abstract

Expected crime rates that enable police forces to contrast recorded and anticipated spatial patterns of crime victimisation offer a valuable tool in evaluating the under-reporting of crime and inform/guide crime reduction initiatives. Prior to this study, police forces had no access to expected burglary maps at the neighbourhood level covering all parts of England and Wales. Drawing on analysis of the Crime Survey for England and Wales and employing a population terrain modelling approach, this paper utilises household and area characteristics to predict the mean residential burglary incidences per 1000 population across all neighbourhoods in England and Wales. The analysis identifies distinct differences in recorded and expected neighbourhood burglary incidences at the Output Area level, providing a catalyst for stimulating further reflection by police officers and crime analysts.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Crime Science
Creators: Hunter, J., Ward, B., Tseloni, A. and Pease, K.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 5 June 2021
Volume: 10
ISSN: 2193-7680
Identifiers:
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10.1186/s40163-021-00144-xDOI
1444105Other
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 08 Jun 2021 11:34
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 11:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43022

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