Spatial variation in the crime drop

This project focuses on change in crime at the regional level.  Existing work on regional crime trends tends to focus on simple mapping or cross-sectional analysis; there is no published work on longitudinal change at the regional level.  There is also a gap in knowledge about relative change in crime trends across UK jurisdictions.  This project by Professor Susan McVie will examine who the winners and losers are in the crime drop by exploring uniformity of change between regions of Scotland, England, Wales and (if possible) Northern Ireland.


Policy relevance: 
The project will be of interest to policymakers and practitioners with an interest in variation across local authorities and the factors behind the differences.
May, 2014 to December, 2014

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