Near repeat shootings in contemporary Sweden 2011 to 2015

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Near repeat shootings in contemporary Sweden 2011 to 2015
Author Sturup, Joakim ; Rostami, Amir ; Gerell, Manne ; Sandholm, Anders
Date 2018
English abstract
The concept of near-repeat patterns illustrates how crimes are clustered in space and time, with a crime event often shortly followed by another crime nearby. This study aims first to describe the frequency in shootings; second, to analyse the patterns of near-repeat shootings; and third, to validate a near-repeat calculator in the three largest cities in Sweden. Data were geocoded from three registries on shootings administered by the police departments in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö from 2011 to 2015, and were analysed using a free near-repeat calculator. There were 948 shootings, 378 of which involved at least one injury or death (40%). The relative risk of firearm-perpetrated homicides was almost 2.5 times higher in Malmö compared to Stockholm, but almost half of the shootings occurred in Stockholm. Near-repeat patterns were found with a significantly increased risk of a new shooting in all three cities, but were weaker in Gothenburg.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/s41284-017-0089-y (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Host/Issue Security Journal;1
Volume 31
ISSN 1743-4645
Language eng (iso)
Subject near-repeat
shootings
gangs
firearms
guns
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24022 Permalink to this page
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