Indianapolis Study: Land Use Affects Crime Incidence

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher: Indiana University. Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

Author(s): Thomas D. Stucky; John Ottensmann

Research Area: Environment; Justice

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana


This analysis suggests that land use and crime are related. The relation between the two, however, depends on the type of land use, the kind of crime, and whether the area has high or low levels of unemployment, poverty, and family disruption.