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Measuring the distribution of crime and its concentration

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Generally speaking, crime is, fortunately, a rare event. As far as modelling is concerned, this sparsity of data means that traditional measures to quantify concentration are not appropriate when applied to crime suffered by a population. Our objective is to develop a new technique to measure the concentration of crime which takes into account its low frequency of occurrence and its high degree of concentration in such a way that this measure is comparable over time an...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10940-017-9354-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
ORCID:
0000-0002-0738-2633
Collignon Delmar, S More by this author
Bishop, SR More by this author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Quantitative Criminology Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
3
Pages:
775-803
Publication date:
2017-05-16
Acceptance date:
2017-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-7799
ISSN:
0748-4518
Pubs id:
pubs:927259
URN:
uri:6697ee04-2f3b-4999-a050-ca9175a3cef0
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uuid:6697ee04-2f3b-4999-a050-ca9175a3cef0
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pubs:927259

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