The Application of the “Law of Crime Concentration” to Terrorism: the Jerusalem Case Study

One of the areas in terrorism that has not been adequately examined, is the geographic concentration of terror attacks in a city’s micro places. The literature related to the geographical distribution of terror generally focuses on macro places: continents, countries, and regions. In contrast, in th...

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Published in:Journal of quantitative criminology
Main Author: Perry, Simon (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2020
In:Journal of quantitative criminology
Year: 2020, Volume: 36, Issue: 3, Pages: 583-605
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Summary:One of the areas in terrorism that has not been adequately examined, is the geographic concentration of terror attacks in a city’s micro places. The literature related to the geographical distribution of terror generally focuses on macro places: continents, countries, and regions. In contrast, in the study of ordinary crime, significant studies have been conducted on the distribution of crime in micro-places “hot spots”. The findings of these studies have great significance when adopting models of law enforcement. This study examines whether there is a concentration of terror attacks in a limited number of hot spots that are stable over time.
ISSN:1573-7799
DOI:10.1007/s10940-019-09411-2