Portable electronics and trends in goods stolen from the person

Thompson, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-4220-3730, 2017. Portable electronics and trends in goods stolen from the person. Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, 54 (2), pp. 276-298. ISSN 0022-4278

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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.
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.
A small range of items accounted for the bulk of what was taken, namely cash, purses/wallets, credit/debit cards and mobile phones.
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
Date: 1 March 2017
Volume: 54
Number: 2
ISSN: 0022-4278
Rights: © The Author(s) 2016.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 05 Oct 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 08:48
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28797

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