Indianapolis Study: Land Use Affects Crime Incidence

Services: Geographic information systems, Strategic planning, Spatial analysis, Hedonic modeling

Research Areas: Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Housing & Community Development, Land Use & Environment

This analysis suggests that land use and crime are related. The relation between the two, however, depends on the type of land use, the kind of crime, and whether the area has high or low levels of unemployment, poverty, and family disruption.

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Thomas Stucky
  • Thomas Stucky
John Ottensmann
  • John Ottensmann
  • Director of Urban Policy and Planning
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