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NCJ Number: NCJ 241051     Find in a Library
Title: Geometry of Offending and Victimization
Author(s): Martin A. Andresen ; Marcus Felson ; Richard Frank
  Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice  Volume:54  Issue:4  Dated:October 2012  Pages:495 to 510
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This study examined the relationship between increasing the number of offenders/victims, by crime classification, on the area covered by crime.
Abstract: The crime mobility triangle summarizes the spatial divergence of three locations: the offender's residence, the victim's residence, and the location of the delinquent act itself. The further these three locations are from one another, the greater the area covered by the mobility triangle. The original mobility triangle was not designed for cases with multiple offenders or multiple victims. Accordingly, the current paper defines the crime mobility polygon for such a crime and its corresponding area. The authors calculated the areas contained within mobility polygons for 26,476 index crime incidents. These calculations demonstrate the influence of extra-crime participants upon the area an incident covers. The authors found that not all crime classifications have substantial increases in their mobility area as the number of individuals increase. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Crime surveys
Index Term(s): Crime detection ; Crime data files ; Crime prevention measures ; Crime Rate ; Crime patterns ; Crime analysis ; Citizen crime reporting ; Crime rate studies ; Crime measurement ; Crime in foreign countries ; Crime typologies ; Automated crime analysis ; Crime Mapping
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: Canada
Language: English
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