OJJDP has published these and other findings in the bulletin, Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings From Seattle. The bulletin provides the first portrait of the distribution of officially recorded juvenile crime events in smaller geographical areassuch as a favorite gathering place in a mall, restaurant, or shoprather than certain police precincts or beats, the larger areas usually patrolled by police.
Between 1989 and 2002, researchers led by Dr. David Weisburda distinguished criminologist and leading researcher in the field of hot spots policinggeographically mapped the crime incidents in which a juvenile was arrested in Seattle to identify the rates and hot spots of juvenile crime in the city. Following are some of the study's key findings:
To order a printed copy of Hot Spots of Juvenile Crime: Findings From Seattle, visit the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Web site.