John E. Eck and Rob T. Guerette
This article discusses place-based crime prevention. It clarifies the term “place,” and lists four reasons why places are important to crime. It then examines 149 evaluations of place-based crime prevention as well as some of the methods used to select studies for analysis. It also studies the evidence for place-based prevention effectiveness at five types of common places, namely in public, residences, transportation, recreation, and retail.