2004
Volume 85, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816

Abstract

Relating ‘how’ and ‘where’ .

The impact of location on modus operandi for street robbery .

Do different types of street robberies occur at different types of places? Environmental criminology has not yet incorporated how spatial characteristics affect a crime’s modus operandi. The current study improves upon that situation by (a) empirically deriving a typology for street robbery through cluster analysis, based on the modus operandi, and (b) relating the number of street robberies per subtype to the local conditions where they occurred. Three distinct robbery types were identified – differing with respect to victim injury, weapon use, number of robbers and victims, and loot. Different types of street robberies have different spatial causes, to a certain extent.

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  • Article Type: Research Article

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