The relationship between variations of grid layout and burglary

The relationship between variations of grid layout and burglary. Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, X. 17 -40. ISSN 1675-6215 (2012)


The study examined the relationship between urban spaces and burglary in Malaysian grid-like residential layouts located in a local authority area in the Klang Valley. It analysed first, the degree of grid in the layouts to understand how they could influence burglary rate, and, second, the spatial patterns of burglary in those layouts. The instrument used in this research was space syntax, a tool that analyse urban spaces. By comparing burglary rates to syntactical spatial attributes in six residential layouts, the findings showed how spatial attributes influenced burglary. It also attempted to relate how degree of permeability of grid-like layouts may have affected vulnerability. It concluded by suggesting for further studies in other residential layouts in this country.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Burglary, Grid-like layout, Space syntax, Permeability
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Town Planning
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Landscape Architecture
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 22:25
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 22:25
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