Safety in Numbers: High-Resolution Analysis of Crime in Street Networks
In this chapter, we report results from a study of residential burglary and street robbery in the street network of a London borough, using space syntax to analyse the street network. The results are presented against a background of current issues in urban design under discussion between the New Urbanism movement and the Design Against Crime community: streets or cul-de-sacs, mixed use, permeability and density. A method of primary risk band analysis is proposed as the basis of a simple, repeatable methodology for the analysis of crime patterns in street networks.
KeywordsGeographic Information System Street Network Street Segment Residential Unit Space Syntax
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