Is it safer behind the gates? Crime and gated communities in South Africa

  title={Is it safer behind the gates? Crime and gated communities in South Africa},
  author={G. Breetzke and K. Landman and E. Cohn},
  journal={Journal of Housing and the Built Environment},
Gated communities have long been seen as a rational response to rising crime levels, yet very little is known about the extent to which residing in a gated community actually reduces an individuals’ risk of criminal victimisation. In this study, we use location quotients to compare the extent of burglary in gated communities with burglary across the entire city of Tshwane, South Africa, as well as compare burglary in gated communities with burglary occurring within a series of buffer intervals… Expand

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