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NCJ Number: 121182 Find in a Library
Title: Property Crime and the Routine Activities of Individuals
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:26  Issue:4  Dated:(November 1989)  Pages:378-400
Author(s): J L Massey; M D Krohn; L M Bonati
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 23
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using data from six neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia, the risk of property crime victimization is examined using a routine activities approach.
Abstract: Indicators of the concepts of motivated offenders, suitable targets, and capable guardians are identified, and their individual and combined explanatory power are explored. The only variables that consistently relate to victimization in the hypothesized direction are housing type and neighborhood crime. The only guardianship measure that has the predicted effect on victimization is employment status. Limited support for the routine activities approach is provided by this analysis, but are also consistent with hypotheses derived from other theoretical perspectives on criminal victimizations. 4 tables, 3 notes, 29 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Property crime victims
Index Term(s): Georgia (USA); Property crimes
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