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NCJ Number: 250815 Find in a Library
Title: Place-Based Correlates of Motor Vehicle Theft and Recovery: Measuring Spatial Influence Across Neighbourhood Context
Journal: Urban Studies  Dated:August 2016
Author(s): E. Piza; S. Feng; L. Kennedy; J. Caplan
Date Published: August 2016
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-IJ-CX-0038
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study focused on the intersection of various perspectives on the spatial correlates of crime patterns through a spatial analysis of Motor Vehicle Theft (MVT) and Motor Vehicle Recovery (MVR) in Colorado Springs, CO.
Abstract: The study first conducted a risk terrain modeling analysis to identify spatial risk factors significantly related to MVT and MVR occurrence. It then tested whether the spatial influences of the criminogenic risk factors differed across traditional measures of neighborhood disadvantage. Findings suggest that although a citywide effect was evident for multiple risk factors, their spatial influence on crime significantly varied across neighborhood contexts. 80 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Crime analysis
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime; Location; Motor Vehicle Theft; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Neighborhood; NIJ grant-related documents; Socioeconomic Status; Victimization risk
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