Reducing Crime Rates By Influencing The Tenure Mix Of Deprived Neighborhoods

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Introduction Efforts to control and reduce crime can be found in every society. The UK has devised a unique method of tacking crime rates by influencing the tenure mix of deprived neighborhoods. This study aims to determine if and why this particular method is linked to declining crime rates. It also hopes to outline what other variables within these mixed communities are causing changes in crime. The city Livingston et al. (2014) focuses on is Glasgow. It is chosen for its dangerous reputation with generally poor residents who live in socially rented housing. Making it even more ideal is the decade long transition into mixed neighborhoods. Data collection for the years 2001 and 2008 focus on types of residency, household demographics, levels of deprivation, and the number of business who sell alcohol. The official sources are “the 2001 census, the GCC Council Tax Register for 2008, the General Registrar’s Office for Scotland, the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, and the Ordinance Survey” (Livingston et al., 2014). This study relies on a linear regression model is used to “examine the relationship between neighborhood structures and crime rates…for the years of 2001 and 2008” (Livingston et al., 2014). Additionally, cross-sectional analysis is employed to determine which independent variables are impacting crime rates. Several conclusions were reached as a result of this study. First, the reduction of crime rates is not a direct effect of mix tenure structures.…

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