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2019 Burglary in gated communities: an empirical analysis using routine activities theory

Gated communities have experienced phenomenal growth worldwide due in part to increasing fear of urban crime and violence. However, very lit...

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2014 Is it safer behind the gates?: crime and gated communities in South Africa

Gated communities have long been seen as a rational response to rising crime levels, yet very little is known about the extent to which resi...

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