A Framework for Intercity Comparative Analysis of Crime

  • Adegbola OjoEmail author
  • Oluwole Ojewale


The multidimensional nature of crime and its complexity for analysis underlines its significance in the process of urbanisation. Unlike some other forms of urban social risk, crime is a repetitive process which has the potential to exacerbate the frequency and intensity of other socially induced urban upheavals. Cities exhibit differences in terms of their morphology, complexity, function and form. These differences also mean that cities are exposed to crime in diverse ways. Nonetheless, scholars and policymakers often require methods for the comparative evaluation of urban centres on the basis of their exposure to criminogenic activities. This chapter explains the goals and rationale for undertaking intercity analysis of crime. This is followed by a discussion of a range of methodological approaches for placing cities in a comparative framework.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of LincolnLincolnUK
  2. 2.CLEEN FoundationAbujaNigeria

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