Patterns of school crime. A replication and empirical extension

Crimes committed at schools, such as burglary, theft, vandalism and violence, have generally not been an issue that has occupied Swedish criminologists. However, according to the official statistics in 1975 about 5,800 burglaries in educational premises (including schools, day-care centres and libra...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Lindström, Peter (Author)
Format: Print Article
Language:English
Published: 1997
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 1997, Volume: 37, Issue: 1, Pages: 121-130
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Summary:Crimes committed at schools, such as burglary, theft, vandalism and violence, have generally not been an issue that has occupied Swedish criminologists. However, according to the official statistics in 1975 about 5,800 burglaries in educational premises (including schools, day-care centres and libraries) were reported to the police. In 1994 over 11,500 burglaries were reported - an increase of almost 100 per cent. As a comparison, domestic burglary decreased during the same period by 12 per cent. Theft without breaking and entering in educational settings also increased substantially between 1975 and 1994 (from 5,700 to nearly 10,300), or by 80 per cent, whereas theft from other work places increased by 40 per cent on average. On the whole, this indicates that a thorough investigation of school crime seems to be needed in Sweden
ISSN:0007-0955