Institute Researchers Publish on Long-Term Trajectories of Crime

October 19, 2015 – As a part of their research on proactive policing in Albany, Andy Wheeler, Rob Worden, and Sarah McLean analyzed crime levels in Albany over a 14-year period, replicating previous studies of Seattle and Vancouver. Their study, “Replicating Group-Based Trajectory Models of Crime at Micro-Places in Albany, NY,” was published today in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. They found that high-crime streets and intersections tend to remain high-crime “micro-places.” Wheeler explained that “these long-term hotspots represent appropriate strategic priorities for place-based interventions by law enforcement.”

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