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No. 207, May 2017
 
4) Burglars and Street Networks
Explaining why crime is spatially concentrated has been a central theme of much criminological research. Environmental criminology asserts that the physical environment plays a central role by shaping people's activity patterns and the opportunities for crime. This study tests theoretical expectations regarding the role of the road network in shaping the spatial distribution of crime. Novel metrics concerning offender familiarity and effort were significant predictors of residential burglary location choices. And nonlocal pedestrian traffic was found to be associated with an increase in burglary risk, local traffic with a decrease. http://www.polizei-newsletter.de/links.php?L_ID=419