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Ceccato, V., Melo, S. N. & Kahn, T. (2018). Trends and patterns of police-related deaths in Brazil. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South: (pp. 521-550). Springer International Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trends and patterns of police-related deaths in Brazil
2018 (English)In: The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South, Springer International Publishing , 2018, p. 521-550Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2018
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-227460 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_26 (DOI)2-s2.0-85045858756 (Scopus ID)9783319650210 (ISBN)9783319650203 (ISBN)
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Export Date: 9 May 2018; Book Chapter; Correspondence Address: Ceccato, V.; Department of Urban Planning and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)Sweden. QC 20180522

Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-22 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Ceccato, V. & Masci, S. (2017). Airport Environment and Passengers' Satisfaction with Safety. Journal of Applied Security Research, 12(3), 356-373
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Airport Environment and Passengers' Satisfaction with Safety
2017 (English)In: Journal of Applied Security Research, ISSN 1936-1610, E-ISSN 1936-1629, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 356-373Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is to report patterns of passenger's satisfaction with their safety at an international European airport.1 The study is based on an analysis of a 2014–2015 passenger safety survey with particular focus on the impact of the airport's environment on passenger safety. Chi-square analysis and binary logistic regression underpin the methodology used in the study. Findings show that about one third of passengers are dissatisfied with their perceived safety. Airport entrances, security checkpoints, boarding areas, toilets, and restaurants are places where passengers declare feeling less satisfied with their safety. Regardless whether passengers are arriving or departing, their satisfaction with safety is affected by their perception of an airport's environment (e.g., elevators, overall maintenance) and also by the overall experience of being in transit. Findings call for research and interventions that consider passenger safety as a multifaceted phenomenon and that adopt a whole-journey approach to transit safety.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
binary logistic regression, Transit safety, transportation
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-216296 (URN)10.1080/19361610.2017.1315696 (DOI)000419292100002 ()2-s2.0-85025098279 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20171211

Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Fröidh, O. & Ceccato, V. (2017). Determinants of passengers’ perceived security at railway stations. In: : . Paper presented at Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm 19-21 June 2017. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Determinants of passengers’ perceived security at railway stations
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A survey has been performed on departing middle- and long-distance train passengers on a selection of 14 since 1990 new or rebuilt railway stations in Sweden. The passengers’ rating of security was one of the questions included in the survey, which dealt with several aspects on localization of the station. A linear regression analysis (OLS) revealed that the Perceived Station Security (PSS) Index is explained by a number of physical factors in the station environment. Individual or socio-economic factors are however too vague to be significant. The model is significant but the model fit is low and the results should be interpreted as preliminary. Examples of environmental factors that increase the PSS are if the station has built-in stairs between station building and platforms and if there is a café or restaurant with seating in the station, while reconstruction in progress decreases the PSS. The distance to the city or local centre has an effect, and peripheral stations in general have a lower PSS than centrally located.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017
Keywords
security, railway station
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Järnvägsgruppen - Effektiva tågsystem för persontrafik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-209457 (URN)
Conference
Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm 19-21 June 2017
Projects
Perifera stationer
Funder
Swedish Transport Administration
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QC 20170628

Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-06-28Bibliographically approved
Ceccato, V. & Ceccato, H. (2017). Violence in the Rural Global South: Trends, Patterns, and Tales From the Brazilian Countryside. Criminal Justice Review, 42(3), 270-290
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Violence in the Rural Global South: Trends, Patterns, and Tales From the Brazilian Countryside
2017 (English)In: Criminal Justice Review, ISSN 0734-0168, E-ISSN 1556-3839, Vol. 42, no 3, p. 270-290Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to discuss the trends and nature of rural violence in Brazil. Assuming the hypothesis of an increase in violence rates, urban–rural violence rates are compared at three geographical levels: national (Brazil), state (São Paulo), and municipal (Rio Claro). The study combines the analyses of official statistics with newspaper reports, videos, and articles published by the national media. Findings indicate an increase in violence in rural areas in recent decades but such a rise is far from homogenous across the country; it shows links to patterns of population change, economic expansion, and organized crime. Although violence has long being an inherent characteristic of rural Brazil—a place of conflicts and struggles—it is argued here that the more recent rise in violence is distinct from the past, at least in its portrayal by the media. The article finalizes by suggesting a research agenda to improve the understanding of the dynamics of violence in the Brazilian context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications Inc., 2017
Keywords
countryside, homicides, media coverage, police statistics, rural crime, urban–rural relationships
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-216200 (URN)10.1177/0734016817724504 (DOI)2-s2.0-85029686054 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20171213

Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Ceccato, V. (2017). Women’s Mobility and the Situational Conditions of Rape: Cases Reported to Hospitals. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women’s Mobility and the Situational Conditions of Rape: Cases Reported to Hospitals
2017 (English)In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605, E-ISSN 1552-6518, p. 1-30Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A third of all rapes in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, take place in public outdoor places. Yet, little is known about the events that precede this type of sexual offence and less about the situational context of rape. This study aims to improve the understanding of the nature of situational conditions that immediately precede events of rape. Using medical records of 147 rape victims during 2012 and 2013, we constructed time- and place-specific records of the places women traveled through or spent time at, the activities they engaged in, and the people they interacted with sequentially over the course of the day when they were raped. The analysis uses visualization tools (VISUAL-TimePAcTS), Geographical Information Systems, and conditional logistic regression to identify place-, context-, and social interaction–related factors associated with the onset of rape. Results for this sample of cases reported to hospitals show that being outdoors was not necessarily riskier for women when compared with indoor public settings; some outdoor environments were actually protective, such as streets. Being in a risky social context and engaging in a risky activity before the event was associated with an increased risk of rape, and the risk escalated over the day. Among those women who never drank alcohol, the results were similar to what was observed in the overall sample, which suggests that risky social interaction and risky activity made independent contributions to the risk of rape. The article finishes with suggestions for rape prevention

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-206348 (URN)10.1177/0886260517699950 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2009-479
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QC 20170502

Available from: 2017-04-29 Created: 2017-04-29 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved
Ceccato, V. & Uittenbogaard, A. (2016). Suicides in commuting railway systems: The case of Stockholm county, Sweden. Journal of Affective Disorders, 198, 206-221
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Suicides in commuting railway systems: The case of Stockholm county, Sweden
2016 (English)In: Journal of Affective Disorders, ISSN 0165-0327, E-ISSN 1573-2517, Vol. 198, p. 206-221Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study is to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of suicides in commuting railway environments. Data on suicides in Stockholm commuting railway from 2006 to 2013 was analysed. The study sets out to identify significant clusters in suicides then evaluate whether commuting railway environments affect variations in suicide rates. Fieldwork inspection, spatial cluster techniques (NNHC and Getis-Ord statistics) and regression models underlie the methodology of study. Findings show no seasonality was observed in suicide cases, but winter months concentrate a larger share of events. Suicides do not occur evenly throughout the day but tend to take place more often in weekdays. Modelling findings shows that suicide rates increase with speed trains and decrease where barriers along tracks are installed. Although high speed trains are still a motive of concern for suicide prevention, findings call for a whole railway-approach to safety - one that extends maintenance beyond the platforms and stations' vicinities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Keywords
Environment, Getis-Ord, Gis, LISA, Space-time analysis, Suicide prevention, Trains
National Category
Civil Engineering Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-186917 (URN)10.1016/j.jad.2016.02.051 (DOI)000375058100029 ()2-s2.0-84961644244 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20160518

Available from: 2016-05-18 Created: 2016-05-16 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Wilhelmsson, M. & Ceccato, V. (2015). Does burglary affect property prices in a nonmetropolitan municipality?. Journal of Rural Studies, 39, 210-218
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does burglary affect property prices in a nonmetropolitan municipality?
2015 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 39, p. 210-218Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the international literature shows strong evidence of the effect of crime in large urban areas, particularly on housing prices, little is known about the link between crime and property prices in nonmetropolitan areas. This article describes the effect of residential burglary on the housing market in a nonmetropolitan municipality in Sweden, using data on property sales in 2005 and 2011. The study employs different strategies of hedonic price modelling to estimate the impact of residential burglary while controlling for property and neighbourhood characteristics; in particular, it explores the use of quantile regression and spatial analysis. The findings show that residential burglary has a significant negative effect on property prices in 2011 but no impact in 2005, which might be a result of the dramatic global economic downturn between these years. The article concludes with a discussion on the practical implications of the findings and offers suggestions for future research.

Keywords
Crime, Geographical information system (GIS), Hedonic modelling, Quantile regression, Rural areas
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-171907 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.03.014 (DOI)000357544900021 ()2-s2.0-84927690594 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20150811

Available from: 2015-08-11 Created: 2015-08-10 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Iqbal, A. & Ceccato, V. A. (2015). Does crime in parks affect apartment prices?. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 16(1), 97-121
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does crime in parks affect apartment prices?
2015 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, ISSN 1404-3858, E-ISSN 1651-2340, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 97-121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A park is a desirable feature when people are purchasing a property. Buyers are ready to pay more for properties surrounded by natural amenities, such as a pleasant park. However, if a park is targeted by crime and disorder, then it may have a negative effect on people's appraisal. The aim of this study is to reach a better understanding of how parks and crime rates affect housing prices taking into account residential properties and parks type. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is used as the case study. The methodology has two stages. An extensive field work was performed in a selected number of parks to help characterize the parks in Stockholm. This information was gathered with secondary data about parks using Geographic Information System. This pre-assessment was later followed by the analysis of 2008s apartment sales using hedonic modelling to assess the effect of parks alone and in combination with crime rates. Results suggest that the effect of parks on prices vary by park type (increased with, e.g. features of cultural and national interest and decreased with ball games or boating facilities) while an aggregated measure of parks lowers overall apartment prices. More interestingly, findings show that the price of apartments tends to be discounted in areas where parks have relatively high rates of violence and vandalism.

Keywords
GIS, green areas, hedonic modelling, offences, spatial error, spatial lag
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167789 (URN)10.1080/14043858.2015.1009674 (DOI)2-s2.0-84927694222 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council Formas
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QC 20150525

Available from: 2015-05-25 Created: 2015-05-22 Last updated: 2017-11-14Bibliographically approved
Ceccato, V. (2015). Ensuring safe mobility in Stockholm, Sweden. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal engineer, 168(1), 74-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ensuring safe mobility in Stockholm, Sweden
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal engineer, ISSN 0965-0903, E-ISSN 1751-7699, Vol. 168, no 1, p. 74-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stockholm is one of the most accessible cities in Europe. This Scandinavian capital received the 2013 Access City award for disabled-friendly cities, a third place after Berlin and Nantes, France. However, the goal of providing safe mobility for all remains a challenge. People with one or more disabilities report being victims of assault and robbery twice as often as the general population. They avoid going out after dark because they are afraid of being exposed to crime more often than the rest of the population. The elderly, women and the disabled are often pointed out as being more fearful than other groups of passengers. The aim of this paper is to report on the safety conditions for passengers who report themselves as having a disability using data from different sources. The study also illustrates a number of initiatives that are intended to provide safe mobility for all, both from the perspective of those who are responsible for the delivery of transportation services and from those who use the system. The paper finishes with a discussion of current challenges both in practice and research.

Keywords
safety and hazards, town and city planning, transportation planning
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166348 (URN)10.1680/muen.14.00002 (DOI)000352765500009 ()2-s2.0-84924308286 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20150511

Available from: 2015-05-11 Created: 2015-05-07 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Ceccato, V. (2015). Rural crime and community safety. Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rural crime and community safety
2015 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Crime is often perceived as an urban issue rather than a problem that occurs in rural areas, but how far is this view tenable? This book explores the relationship between crime and community in rural areas and addresses the notion of safety as part of the community dynamics in such areas. Rural Crime and Community Safety makes a significant contribution to crime science and integrates a range of theories to understand patterns of crime and perceived safety in rural contexts. Based on a wealth of original research, Ceccato combines spatial methods with qualitative analysis to examine, in detail, farm and wildlife crime, youth related crimes and gendered violence in rural settings. Making the most of the expanding field of Criminology and of the growing professional inquiry into crime and crime prevention in rural areas; rural development; and the social sustainability of rural areas, this book builds a bridge by connecting Criminology and Human Geography. This book will be suitable for academics, students and practitioners in the fields of criminology, community safety, rural studies, rural development and gender studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015. p. 394
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187128 (URN)10.4324/9780203725689 (DOI)2-s2.0-84960234646 (Scopus ID)9781135005542 (ISBN)
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QC 20160518

Available from: 2016-05-18 Created: 2016-05-17 Last updated: 2016-05-18Bibliographically approved
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