The Crime Drop and the Security Hypothesis

@article{Farrell2011TheCD,
  title={The Crime Drop and the Security Hypothesis},
  author={Graham Farrell and Andromachi Tseloni and Jen Mailley and Nick Tilley},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={147 - 175}
}
Major crime drops were experienced in the United States and most other industrialized countries for a decade from the early to mid-1990s. Yet there is little agreement over explanation or lessons for policy. Here it is proposed that change in the quantity and quality of security was a key driver of the crime drop. From evidence relating to vehicle theft in two countries, it is concluded that electronic immobilizers and central locking were particularly effective. It is suggested that reduced… 

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