Personal indebtedness, spatial effects and crime: a comparison across the urban hierarchy

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The recent recession has made understanding the relationship between economic conditions and crime crucial to public debate. In this paper we seek to understand the spatial pattern of property and theft crimes using a range of socioeconomic variables, as well as data on the level of personal indebtedness, for two regions of the UK: London (the capital city) and the North East of England (a peripheral region). Building on earlier published work in this area, this paper will contrast the regression results obtained in both of these regions. This allows a comparison of the factors that are important in explaining the observed pattern of theft and property crimes, including an analysis of the spatial dimension of these factors, between these two regions. Doing so will allow a comparison of the elements that are important in explaining the observed pattern of theft and property crimes across the two regions.
LanguageEnglish
Pages51-56
Number of pages6
JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
VolumeSpecial Edition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013

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Urban hierarchy
Indebtedness
Crime
Spatial effects
Theft
Factors
Socio-economics
England
Peripheral regions
Recession
Economic conditions

Keywords

  • personal indebtedness
  • recession
  • economic conditions
  • economic growth

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Personal indebtedness, spatial effects and crime : a comparison across the urban hierarchy. / McIntyre, Stuart G.

In: Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, Vol. Special Edition, No. 4, 30.09.2013, p. 51-56.

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