Crime

Minimum geocoding match rates: an international study of the impact of data and areal unit sizes

The analysis of geographically referenced data, specifically point data, is predicated on the accurate geocoding of those data. Geocoding refers to the process in which geographically referenced data (addresses, for example) are placed on a map. This …

Identifying the appropriate spatial resolution for the analysis of crime patterns

Background: A key issue in the analysis of many spatial processes is the choice of an appropriate scale for the analysis. Smaller geographical units are generally preferable for the study of human phenomena because they are less likely to cause …

Measuring Disorder: Observer Bias in Systematic Social Observations at Streets and Neighborhoods

Objectives: The present study focuses on Systematic Social Observation (SSO) as a method to investigate physical and social disorder at different units of analysis. The study contributes to the aggregation bias debate and to the ‘social science of …

Residential burglary target selection: An analysis at the property-level using Google Street View

Objectives: To quantitatively test findings from offender-based literature—primarily consisting of small-sample interviews or experimental scenarios with convicted burglars—to investigate the extent to which the physical attributes of residential …