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NCJ Number: 148043 Find in a Library
Author(s): C S Dunn
Corporate Author: Criminal Justice Research Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 47
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Robbery is examined with respect to patterns and relationships among the characteristics of specific incidents, offense types, and the characteristics of the areas in which the incident occurred.
Abstract: The analysis focused on findings from Westchester County (N.Y.) in 1970 and also noted results from Boston, Philadelphia, and London, England. Results indicated that all three dimensions (incident characteristics, offense type, and social area attributes) are necessary to account for the distribution of offenses in relatively heterogeneous areas, even when these areas are served by only one police agency. No simple or obvious explanation was found for differences between offenses in the area distribution of incidence characteristics such as race, weapons, or place. Findings indicated the importance of recognizing that the nature of crime varies in some ways among geographic areas, but is uniform across areas with respect to other characteristics. Tables, footnotes, 15 references
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime; New York; Robbery; Violence causes
Note: Utilization of Criminal Justice Statistics Project Analytic Report 15
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