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A Multivariate Analysis Of The Space Syntax Output For The Definition Of Strata In Street Security Surveys

  • Enrico di Bella


    (DIEM, University of Genoa, Italy)

  • Luca Persico


    (DIEM, University of Genoa, Italy)

  • Matteo Corsi


    (Associazione Kallipolis, Trieste, Italy)

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    Although the connection between crime and urban layout is generally evident, surveys inquiring that relationship are often facing two different problems: areas with high criminality are often inhabited by partially elusive populations (being stowaways) and the urban structure (e.g. length and width of streets) quickly changes even after a few corners. In this work a combination of two techniques well known in their specific field is proposed to define a simple two-stages sampling design. Space Syntax is a set of measurements which are done on the topographic maps of a town with the division of all the roads into segments, called axes. Using multivariate techniques, these axes can be classified on the basis of a homogeneity criterion obtaining the strata for a two-stages sampling design

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    Paper provided by University of Genoa, Research Doctorate in Public Economics in its series DEP - series of economic working papers with number 5/2011.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:gea:wpaper:5/2011
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