Residential Apartment Burglaries in Tallahassee Police Department Zone 7, Florida.
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Literature on burglaries provided little information on the environmental factors involved in apartment burglaries. The bulk of research has concentrated on house or commercial burglaries. Opportunity theory, social control theory, routine activities theory, rational choice theory, and limited rationality are the current environmental theories used to explain the causes of burglary Hirschi, 1986 Cornish and Clarke, 1986 Mayhew, 1979 Cromwell et al, 1991. Exploratory research was conducted on apartment burglaries in Tallahassee, Floridas police designated zone 7. Zone 7 inhabits some of the poorest residents of Tallahassee and a large portion of the students who attend Florida State University. Research was gathered on all the apartment complexes which resided within zone 7 and had at least twenty five apartments, creating a sample of 39 apartment complexes.
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