The law of concentrations of crime at place: The case of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

David Weisburd*, Shai Amram

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Weisburd, Groff, and Yang argue that there is a 'law of concentrations of crime at place' within cities. In this paper, we provide a test for this proposition in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. We found that crime concentrations at street segments in 2010 were remarkably similar to those observed in American cities. About 4.5% of the street segments produced approximately 50% of the crime, and about 1% of street segments produced 25% of crime. Our study provides important verification of the broad applicability of the law of crime concentrations at place.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)101-114
Number of pages14
JournalPolice Practice and Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Tel Aviv-Jaffa
  • crime and place
  • crime concentrations
  • hot spots of crime
  • street segments


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