"Crime in the city": an analysis of the connections between crime, urban scale, and urban centrality

Author/s Marco Dugato
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/129 Language English
Pages 16 P. 90-105 File size 241 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2022-129005
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This study analyses the connection between crime and the structural characteristics of mu-nicipalities. The first part compares the concentration of different crime types in the municipali-ties ranked by their population size across eight countries worldwide. The second part anal-yses the relationships between crime rates, urban scale and urban hierarchy among the Italian municipalities. The analysis suggests that both urban scale and hierarchy are relevant for un-derstanding crime rates.

Keywords: crime, urban scale, urban hierarchy, urban crime, Italy, comparative Analysis

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Marco Dugato, "Crime in the city": an analysis of the connections between crime, urban scale, and urban centrality in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 129/2022, pp 90-105, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2022-129005