Could Crime Risk Be Propagated across Crime Types?
AbstractIt has long been acknowledged that crimes of the same type tend to be committed at the same location or proximity in a short period. However, the investigation of whether this phenomenon exists across crime types remains limited. The spatial-temporal clustered patterns for two types of crimes in public areas (pocket-picking and vehicle/motor vehicle theft) are separately examined. Compared with existing research, this study contributes to current research from three aspects: (1) The repeat and near-repeat phenomenon exists in two types of crimes in a large Chinese city. (2) A significant spatial-temporal interaction between pocket-picking and vehicle/motor vehicle theft exists within a range of 100 m. Some cross-crime type interactions seem to have a stronger ability of prediction than does single-crime type interaction. (3) A risk-avoiding activity is identified after spatial-temporal hotspots of another crime type. The spatial extent with increased risk is limited to a certain distance from the previous hotspots. The experimental results are analyzed and interpreted with current criminology theories. View Full-Text
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Wang, Z.; Zhang, H. Could Crime Risk Be Propagated across Crime Types? ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 203.
Wang Z, Zhang H. Could Crime Risk Be Propagated across Crime Types? ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2019; 8(5):203.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Zengli; Zhang, Hong. 2019. "Could Crime Risk Be Propagated across Crime Types?" ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 8, no. 5: 203.
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