Crimes in Tang Village

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Crime in Villages-in-the-City in China
Subtitle of host publicationA Social and Behavioral Approach
EditorsZhanguo Liu, T. Wing Lo
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Pages9-18
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-28615-5
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-25118-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameRoutledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

Abstract

The main crime hotspots in Tang Village are identified as being a likely consequence of the dense housing and complex road conditions that contributed to their poor surveillance. Likewise, the high density of tenants with complex backgrounds and the lack of security awareness (such as leaving the front gate unlocked) rendered some buildings susceptible to burglary. Thieves typically stole electronic goods like cell phones or computers to be resold for cash. Criminals were most likely to be male, young, and rural migrant workers breaking and entering a residence by damaging the lock on the front door. The majority of the crime reports came from patrolling. Few reports came from tenants or villagers, signifying low collective efficacy in the community.

Citation Format(s)

Crimes in Tang Village. / Liu, Zhanguo; Lo, T. Wing.

Understanding Crime in Villages-in-the-City in China: A Social and Behavioral Approach. ed. / Zhanguo Liu; T. Wing Lo. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020. p. 9-18 (Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)Chapter in research book/monograph/textbook (Author)