Modelling the effects of street permeability on burglary in Wuhan, China

Han Yue, Xinyan Zhu, Xinyue Ye, Tao Hu, Sonali Kudva

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Abstract

Crime is spatially concentrated as a result of many contributing factors. In this study, we evaluate the influence of street network permeability on the spatial distribution of burglary in Wuhan, China. First, we review previous research on the effects of street permeability on crime as well as the underlying interpretations and assumptions. Then, we explain the method used in this study and evaluate the influence of street permeability, together with a series of socio-economic and public facilities variables, on burglaries at the street segment level. The results suggest that streets with higher local (non-local) permeability are expected to be safer (dangerous).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Geography
Volume98
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

Keywords

  • Burglary
  • Permeability
  • Spatial concentration
  • Street segment

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