Robberies, Spatial-Temporal RTM

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Joel Caplan

Jun 14, 2021, 5:33:49 PM6/14/21
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Tracking Risk for Crime Throughout the Day: An Examination of Jersey City Robberies

Particular places are likely to influence crime occurrence at or around their location, and this influence is likely to shift over different daily micro time periods. Focusing on these landscape features at different hours of the day accounts for the various ways people interact with particular places throughout the course of a day. Situational contexts and opportunities for crime ebb and flow over time, suggesting that the interactions of people – including potential victims, motivated offenders, and capable guardians, vary across micro places of a jurisdiction’s terrain based on the influences of environmental features on criminal behavior at these places. The current study explores the variations in generators/attractors of robbery incidents in Jersey City, New Jersey over two-hour intervals within the period of a day.


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