The Concentration and Stability of Gun Violence at Micro Places in Boston, 1980–2008

  title={The Concentration and Stability of Gun Violence at Micro Places in Boston, 1980–2008},
  author={A. Braga and Andrew V. Papachristos and David M. Hureau},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
  • A. Braga, Andrew V. Papachristos, David M. Hureau
  • Published 2010
  • Geography
  • Journal of Quantitative Criminology
  • Boston, like many other major U.S. cities, experienced an epidemic of gun violence during the late 1980s and early 1990s that was followed by a sudden large downturn in gun violence in the mid 1990s. The gun violence drop continued until the early part of the new millennium. Recent advances in criminological research suggest that there is significant clustering of crime in micro places, or “hot spots,” that generate a disproportionate amount of criminal events in a city. In this paper, we use… CONTINUE READING
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