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Micro-Place Homicide Patterns in Chicago

Publication year: 2021

ISBN: 978-3-030-61446-1

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This brief examines 36,263 homicides in Chicago over a 53-year study period, 1965 through 2017, at micro place grid cells of 150 by 150 meters. This study shows not only long-term historical patterns of homicides in Chicago, but also places that historical context of homicide in reference to the dramatic increases in homicides in 2016-2017. It uses several different inequality metrics, as well as kernel density maps to demonstrate that homicides were more clustered in the 1960’s compared to later periods. Using zero inflated group-based trajectory models, it demonstrates the long-term temporal stability of homicides at micro places. This brief will be of interest to researchers in policing, homicide, and research methods in criminology.

Subject: Law and Criminology, micro-places, group-based-trajectory-models, homicide hot spots, hot spots policing, crime and place, homicide patterns, Policing, Research Methods in Criminology