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El contagio de robos de vehículos y sustracciones de objetos en vehículos: Aplicaciones de técnicas epidemiológicas

Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica: REIC, ISSN 1696-9219, Nº. 5, 2007 01/2007;
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ABSTRACT La aplicación de técnicas epidemiológicas al estudio del robo de domicilios ha demostrado que éstos se aglomeran espacio-temporalmente y de forma predecible (Johnson y Bowers, 2004; Johnson, Birks et al., 2007; Townsley et al., 2003). Es decir, una vez que un delito ocurre, es más probable que otro ocurra a poca distancia y poco después del original; en términos epidemiológicos, el riesgo de este tipo de victimización es altamente contagioso. En este estudio, análisis de denuncias de robos de vehículos y sustracciones de objetos en vehículos en los condados de Derbyshire y Dorset (Reino Unido) a lo largo de un año demostraron que estas pautas también son aplicables a la sustracción de objetos en vehículos pero no al robo de vehículos. El trazado de mapas predictivos basados en estos conocimientos podría ser útil y contribuir a la prevención del delito y la detección y detención de delincuentes.

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