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NCJ Number: 10900 Find in a Library
Title: ANALYSIS OF BURGLARY BASED ON THE SOCIAL FACTS RELATIVE TO THE CRIME
Author(s): P RICHMAN
Corporate Author: University of Missouri, St Louis
United States of America
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 80
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Law Enforcement Assistance Council
Jefferson City, MO 65101
University of Missouri, St Louis
St Louis, MO 63121
Grant Number: MU-AC11-71-J1
Publication Number: U
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BURGLARY AND THE TIME OF OCCURRENCE, THE LAND USE OF THE TARGET, AND THE LOCATION OF THE TARGET.
Abstract: THE LOCATION OF THIS STUDY IS UNIVERSITY CITY, MISSOURI, ADJACENT TO THE CENTRAL WEST END OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS. A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF COLLECTED OFFENSE STATISTICS REVEALED THAT BURGLARY IS FUNCTIONALLY RELATED TO SEVERAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS WHICH ARE SOCIAL IN NATURE. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT BURGLARY OF DIFFERENT LAND USES OCCURS AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. BURGLARY AS A PHENOMENON IS MORE SPECIFIED THAN GENERALIZED IN REGARD TO GEOGRAPHY, TIME, AND BUILDING TYPE. FOR EXAMPLE, ONLY CERTAIN LOCATIONS OR SECTORS ARE HIT, MOST BARGLARIES OCCUR DURING THE DAY, MORE SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES ARE HIT THAN MULTIPLEFAMILY RESIDENCES, AND MORE MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES ARE HIT THAN BUSINESSES. SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS OF THESE FINDINGS ARE DISCUSSED WITH RESPECT TO UNIVERSITY CITY. APPENDED MATERIAL INCLUDES DEFINITIONS, SAMPLE POLICE DOCUMENTS, AND MATERIALS USED IN THE INVESTIGATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime Causes; Crime Statistics; Geographic distribution of crime; Missouri; Offense classification; Statistical analysis
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