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date: 27 June 2019

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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.

Keywords: place-based crime prevention, place, place-based prevention effectiveness, common places

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