Facilities as Crime Generators

M. John Hodgson, University of Alberta
Leslie W. Kennedy, Rutgers University
Erika Poulsen, Rutgers University

This paper will look at the effects that facilities in urban environments have on increasing the potential for crime. Employing an innovate analysis using raster GIS tools, we will examine specifically how the location of schools, parking lots and other facilities are statistically related to the occurrence of crime. The discussion will review, as well, the implications of this approach for crime prevention.

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