The International Crime Drop

New Directions in Research

  • Jan van Dijk
  • Andromachi Tseloni
  • Graham Farrell

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jan van Dijk, Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell
      Pages 1-8
  3. International Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Pat Mayhew
      Pages 76-102
    3. Kristiina Kangaspunta, Ineke Haen Marshall
      Pages 103-133
    4. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Giulia Mugellini
      Pages 134-155
  4. Crime Analysis and Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Andrew Britton, Chris Kershaw, Sarah Osborne, Kevin Smith
      Pages 159-181
    3. Louise Grove, Andromachi Tseloni, Nick Tilley
      Pages 182-199
  5. New Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Shuryo Fujita, Michael Maxfield
      Pages 231-249
    3. Jan van Dijk, Ben Vollaard
      Pages 250-267
    4. Marcus Felson
      Pages 279-285
    5. Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell, Nick Tilley, Louise Grove, Rebecca Thompson, Laura Garius
      Pages 286-299
  6. Conclusions — Understanding International Crime Trends: A Summing Up

    1. Jan van Dijk, Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell
      Pages 300-320
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-333

About this book


Drawing on new studies from major European countries and Australia, this exciting collection extends the ongoing debate on falling crime rates from the perspective of criminal opportunity or routine activity theory. It analyses the effect of post WW2 crime booms which triggered a universal improvement in security across the Western world.


crime crime analysis violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan van Dijk
    • 1
  • Andromachi Tseloni
    • 2
  • Graham Farrell
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Human Security and Safety, International Victimology InstituteTilburg UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK
  3. 3.Institute for Canadian Urban Research StudiesCanada
  4. 4.School of CriminologySimon Fraser UniversityCanada

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