Understanding theft from the person and robbery of personal property victimisation trends in England and Wales, 1994-2010/11

Thompson, R., 2014. Understanding theft from the person and robbery of personal property victimisation trends in England and Wales, 1994-2010/11. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.


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This thesis explores the changing nature of theft from the person and robbery of personal property over a 17-year period (1994-2010/11) in England and Wales. Between 1995 and 2010/11, all crime recorded by the British Crime Survey (BCS) fell 50 per cent, with a 27 and 17 per cent fall in robbery and theft from the person respectively (Chaplin et al., 2011). Despite widespread attention, consensus regarding why we have witnessed these falls in crime has not been reached. Three specific areas are explored in relation to theft and robbery: 1. the goods stolen; 2. the characteristics of the individuals from whom goods are stolen; and 3. the circumstances in which they are taken. Fourteen sweeps of the BCS are employed to discern if any changes in their nature and composition coincide with the falls in crime. Various statistical methods are utilised including binomial logistic, negative binomial and zero-inflated negative binomial regression. There are a number of proposed contributions to knowledge from this research.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Thompson, R.
Date: 2014
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Rights with regard to the British Crime Survey (BCS): Those who carried out the original analysis and collection of the data bear no responsibility for the further analysis or interpretation of it. Material from Crown copyright records made available through the Home Office and the UK Data Archive has been used by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:35
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/251

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