Measuring the Distribution of Crime and Its Concentration

Generally speaking, crime is, fortunately, a rare event. As far as modelling is concerned, this sparsity of data means that traditional measures to quantify concentration are not appropriate when applied to crime suffered by a population. Our objective is to develop a new technique to measure the co...

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Published in:Journal of quantitative criminology
Main Author: Prieto Curiel, Rafael (Author)
Other Authors: Bishop, Steven Richard (Author); Collignon Delmar, Sofía
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2018
In:Journal of quantitative criminology
Year: 2018, Volume: 34, Issue: 3, Pages: 775-803
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Generally speaking, crime is, fortunately, a rare event. As far as modelling is concerned, this sparsity of data means that traditional measures to quantify concentration are not appropriate when applied to crime suffered by a population. Our objective is to develop a new technique to measure the concentration of crime which takes into account its low frequency of occurrence and its high degree of concentration in such a way that this measure is comparable over time and over different populations.
ISSN:1573-7799
DOI:10.1007/s10940-017-9354-9