Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Crime in a City in Transition: The Case of Tallinn, Estonia
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5302-1698
2009 (English)In: Urban Studies, ISSN 0042-0980, E-ISSN 1360-063X, Vol. 46, no 8, 1611-1638 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is to characterise the criminogenic conditions of an eastern European city experiencing the transition from a planned to a market-oriented economy. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, has been chosen as the case study. The article first describes the various levels of a set of expressive and acquisitive offences in Tallinn and then assesses whether patterns of crime in Tallinn are caused by underlying processes similar to the ones indicated in the Western literature of urban criminology. The study identifies variables that most significantly contribute to the variation of crime ratios using regression models, GIS and spatial statistical techniques. Findings suggest that, although there is no dramatic difference between the geography of crimes in Tallinn and those found in western European and North American cities, some of the explanatory variables function in ways which would not be predicted by Western literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 46, no 8, 1611-1638 p.
Keyword [en]
routine activities, hot-spots, homicide, violence, robbery, assault, trends, border, areas
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18491DOI: 10.1177/0042098009105501ISI: 000266762700005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67149139537OAI: diva2:336538
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2010-12-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ceccato, Vania
By organisation
Urban Planning and Environment
In the same journal
Urban Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 57 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link