A Sentimental Journey to Crime: Effects of Residential History on Crime Location Choice

@inproceedings{Bernasco2010ASJ,
  title={A Sentimental Journey to Crime: Effects of Residential History on Crime Location Choice},
  author={Wim Bernasco and Henk Elffers and M. Marcus Felson},
  year={2010}
}
Many offenses take place close to where the offender lives. Anecdotal evidence suggests that offenders also might commit crimes near their former homes. Building on crime pattern theory and combining information from police records and other sources, this study confirms that offenders who commit robberies, residential burglaries, thefts from vehicles, and assaults are more likely to target their current and former residential areas than similar areas they never lived in. In support of the… CONTINUE READING