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NCJ Number: 229001 Find in a Library
Title: On the Origins of the Violent Neighborhood: A Study of the Nature and Predictors of Crime-Type Differentiation Across Chicago Neighborhoods
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:26  Issue:4  Dated:December 2009  Pages:771-794
Author(s): Christopher J. Schreck; Jean Marie McGloin; David S. Kirk
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 24
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the extent to which neighborhoods in Chicago demonstrated a relative proclivity for violence over other crime types.
Abstract: Using data from over 300 Chicago neighborhoods, neighborhoods were found to clearly distinguish themselves based upon the types of crime that occur there. Specifically, certain neighborhoods demonstrated crime rates that favored violent crime with ratios that were unlikely due to chance. Little of the literature on crime at the neighborhood level examines whether and why some crime types predominate in a given neighborhood over other types. Drawing on various data resources, the objectives of this investigation were to better understand the properties of differential patterns of crime across neighborhoods and to explain why violence might predominate in some neighborhoods but not in others. It was specifically interested in documenting the extent, stability, and antecedents of neighborhood crime patterns. Tables, references, and appendix
Main Term(s): Violence
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime patterns; Crime prediction; Criminology; Illinois; Violence prediction
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