Crime location choice
An important question in criminology concerns crime location choice: how do offenders select a crime location? Why is a crime committed here instead of elsewhere? Scientific research has provided some insight into this.
An initial and recurring finding is that of ‘distance decay’. The further away the location is from the offender’s home, the smaller the chance that he will commit the crime there. Offenders often commit crimes close to home, in their own living environment.
Prof. Wim Bernasco