(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Urban poverty traps : neighbourhoods and violent victimisation and offending in Nairobi, Kenya

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice, The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, ETATS-UNIS


This project examines violent victimisation and offending in poor urban neighbourhoods in Nairobi, Kenya. Results demonstrate that there is a positive relationship between residential stability and violent victimization by strangers and it shows support for the negative effects associated with poverty traps in urban Africa. It concludes that neighbourhood characteristics matter for public safety in Nairobi, but frameworks for examining neighbourhood effects must consider the context of chronically poor neighbourhoods in urban Africa


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no9 [pp. 1812-1832]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 tabl.



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