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Is crime concentrated or are we simply using the wrong metrics

@article{Curiel2019IsCC,
  title={Is crime concentrated or are we simply using the wrong metrics},
  author={Rafael Prieto Curiel},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2019}
}
  • R. P. Curiel
  • Published 7 February 2019
  • Sociology
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
Crime is highly concentrated in a few places, is committed by a few offenders and is suffered by a few victims. In recent decades, the concentration of crime has become an accepted fact, yet, little is known in terms of how to measure this concentration of crime such that the metric takes into account the fact that crime has, in general, a low frequency, it fluctuates, it is highly concentrated and has a certain degree of randomness. Here, the most frequently used metrics for concentration of… 

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