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Crime Concentration in Homogeneous Sets of Establishments and Facilities
The following research brief summarizes an analysis of facilities in a given population that experience a disproportionate concentration of crime. Explanations for these risky facilities are explored, while measurement problems associated with these facilities are addressed.
Background:
 In the physical, biological, and social sciences, a distinct pattern of event clustering within a population is a shared and common occurrence.
 This clustered state of crime leads to an important opportunity for Loss Prevention teams, as resources can be similarly clustered, rather than spread out evenly (and expensively) across an entire population.
 Several potential causes for this clustering are addressed in this work.
Findings:
 When observing a peer group of facilities on the x-axis and the amount of crime incidences they accumulate on the y-axis, ordering stores by crime occurrence gives rise to a distinctive “J-curve”.