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NCJ Number: 42880 Find in a Library
Title: AREA-SPECIFIC CRIME RATES FOR THE DETROIT METROPOLITAN REGION, 1930-1970
Author(s): R C HAM
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 150
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: OVER A FOUR DECADE PERIOD, IT WAS FOUND THAT VIOLENT CRIMES CORRELATE HIGHLY WITH POPULATION DENSITY AND THAT POPULATION DENSITY IS THE SINGLE MOST EFFECTIVE INDICATOR OF URBAN CHARACTER.
Abstract: THE REGION STUDIED WAS FOUND TO HAVE A STEADY INCREASE IN POPULATION DENSITY OVER THE PERIOD CONSIDERED. REPORTED RATES FOR VIOLENT CRIMES DISPLAYED A GREATER RELATIVE INCREASE THAN DID PROPERTY CRIMES RATES DURING THE LAST DECADE OF THE STUDY. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE REGIONAL CRIME GRADIENT IS AN ESTABLISHED FACT AND THAT THIS HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICE RESOURCE ALLOCATION. REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS THE LOGICAL RESPONSE TO THE STUDY, WITH UNITS ORIENTED TOWARD VIOLENT CRIMES DEVELOPED IN HIGH DENSITY POPULATION AREAS....RCB
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; Estimated crime incidence; Geographic distribution of crime; Property crimes; Statistical analysis; Violent crime statistics
Note: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - DISSERTATION
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