Using data on solved crimes in The Hague, the Netherlands, we study crime trips between areas where offenders live and where they offend, in order to test the hypothesis that the number of criminal opportunities between two areas ("intervening opportunities") influences the number of crime trips that take place between those areas. The findings are that, contrary to the hypothesis, simple geographical distance between two areas explains the number of crime trips between them better than various measures of intervening opportunities do.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Crime Prevention and Community Safety, An international Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2008|
- crime trips
- gravitational models
- intervening opportunities