, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 139-152
Date: 24 Feb 2009

Temporal Distributions of Crime and Disorder in Casino and Non-Casino Zones

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Abstract

Research on the relationship between casinos and crime has yielded mixed conclusions. Some authors argue that casinos are crime attractors and provide fertile grounds for disorder in the surrounding communities. Others claim that the impact of casinos on the crime problem has been over-stated and that casinos in themselves are not crime generators. Relying on calls for service and incidents known to the police, this research reveals the specific spatial and temporal characteristics of all criminal and disorderly behaviors around casino venues.