Tools for Identifying Displaced Criminal Events

Patricia L. Brantingham, Simon Fraser University
Paul J. Brantingham, Simon Fraser University

Situational crime prevention techniques have proven largely successful. They have been shown to reduce the volume of criminal events at intervention sites with little displacement into adjacent areas, times or crimes. Some displacement, however, does occur. Criminologists need a variety of new tools and techniques to measure displacement more effectively. This paper illustrates the use of some tools being explored in the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies.

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Updated 05/20/2006