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Title: Crime in rural and regional areas
Contributor(s): Carrington, Kerry  (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: Until recently there has been little research on area differences in crime in Australia (O'Connor & Gray, 1989; Jochelson, 1997; Crime Research Centre, 1999; Hogg & Carrington, 1998; Carcach, 1997; Barclay, 2002; Hogg & Carrington, 2003; People, 2005; Moffat, Goh & Poynton, 2006). In terms of absolute numbers, most crime occurs in large cities for the simple reason that Australia's population is concentrated in coastal metropolitan centres. This is hardly surprising given the global trend across the 20th and 21st centuries for most people to settle in cities of increasing size. However this does not mean that crime in rural and regional areas is not worthy of study in and of itself. This chapter provides an overview of available current data measuring crime in Australia's States and Territories broken down into regions and localities. The data is limited, has reliability problems and lots of gaps.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Crime in Rural Australia, p. 27-43
Publisher: Federation Press
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISBN: 1862876355
Field of Research (FOR): 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): ElaineBarclay, Joseph F Donnermeyer, John Scott and Russell Hogg
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