(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Geographical aspects of the incidence of residential burglary in Newcastle-under-Lyme, U.K.

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This paper analyses the distribution of residential burglary in Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK. a small town with a population of 73.000 in 1981. The analysis is in four parts: the first is concerned with the means of reporting burglary incidents| the second with the spatial analysis of burglary incidents at the enumeration district and the individual household level| the third with an ecological analysis of the burglary incidents| and the fourth with an examination of journey to burgle characteristics. The study shows that some areas of low socio-economic status are vulnerable to high burglary rates as are some individual households within such areas. The ecological analysis further defines the nature of the low socio-economic status areas, which are vulnerable to high burglary rates, The journey to burgle analysis shows the proximity of offender and victim in cases of residential burglary.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 75, no5 [pp. 344-355]

Bibliographic references : 20 réf.



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