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Size, accessibility and crime in regional Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 175

Carlos Carcach
ISBN 0 642 24193 7 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 2000


Population size and location play a role in determining the crime levels of local areas. These factors are associated with the potential of regions to attract new economic activities, adjust to economic change and generate local development. This paper discusses the role of population and accessibility in explaining regional variations in crime rates.