An important question in criminology concerns crime location choice: how do offenders select a crime location? Why is a crime committed here instead of elsewhere? Scientific research has provided some insight into this.
An initial and recurring finding is that of ‘distance decay’. The further away the location is from the offender’s home, the smaller the chance that he will commit the crime there. Offenders often commit crimes close to home, in their own living environment.
Read more about it in this Factsheet:
- Young people use alcohol and drugs while hanging out with peers - November 17, 2019
- Adolescent offenders’ current whereabouts predict locations of their future crimes - January 28, 2019
- Football stadium permanent safety risk for the neighbourhood - June 25, 2018
- The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making: insight into criminal behavior - February 5, 2018
- The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making - July 17, 2017
- Crime location choice - October 8, 2016
- NSCR data in EASY online analysis tool - January 19, 2016
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