Low-income housing and crime: the influence of housing development and neighborhood characteristics

This study examines the distribution of crime across various types of low-income housing developments and estimates the main and interactive effects of housing development and neighborhood characteristics on crime. Negative binomial regression models were estimated to observe the influence of securi...

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Published in:Crime & delinquency
Main Author: Tillyer, Marie (Author)
Other Authors: Walter, Rebecca (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2019
In:Crime & delinquency
Year: 2019, Volume: 65, Issue: 7, Pages: 969-993
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:This study examines the distribution of crime across various types of low-income housing developments and estimates the main and interactive effects of housing development and neighborhood characteristics on crime. Negative binomial regression models were estimated to observe the influence of security and design features, neighborhood concentrated disadvantage, residential stability, and nearby nonresidential land use on crime at the housing developments. The findings suggest that low-income housing developments are not uniformly criminogenic, and both development characteristics and neighborhood conditions are relevant for understanding crime in low-income housing developments. Implications for prevention are discussed.
ISSN:1552-387X
DOI:10.1177/0011128718794185