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Risky Facilities: Crime Radiators or Crime Absorbers? A Comparison of Internal and External Levels of Theft

4 March 2014

 Professor K. Bowers (2013)

This paper examines whether the risk of within facility crime affects the risk of crime on the street outside or vice versa. Findings suggest that certain facilities act as ‘crime radiators’, experiencing their own crime problems but also having an impact on crime levels in the immediate external environment.

Published online in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology

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