Crime Feeds on Legal Activities: daily Mobility Flows Help to Explain Thieves' Target Location Choices

According to routine activity theory and crime pattern theory, crime feeds on the legal routine activities of offenders and unguarded victims. Based on this assumption, the present study investigates whether daily mobility flows of the urban population help predict where individual thieves commit cr...

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Published in:Journal of quantitative criminology
Main Author: Song, Guangwen
Contributors: Bernasco, Wim (VerfasserIn); Liao, Weiwei (Author); Liu, Lin (Author); Xiao, Luzi (Author); Zhou, Suhong (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2019
In:Journal of quantitative criminology
Year: 2019, Volume: 35, Issue: 4, Pages: 831-854
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:According to routine activity theory and crime pattern theory, crime feeds on the legal routine activities of offenders and unguarded victims. Based on this assumption, the present study investigates whether daily mobility flows of the urban population help predict where individual thieves commit crimes.
ISSN:1573-7799
DOI:10.1007/s10940-019-09406-z