Geographers study crime to find hotspots where crimes are likely to occur. The information is used to plan safer living spaces and to prevent international crimes such as drug trafficking and piracy.
Why do geographers study crime?
Because when a crime happens it has a location, time and reason
Because it is part of physical geography
Because crime happens in LEDCs
Where can international crime be committed?
On the sea
Either on land or sea
Where is a criminal most likely to commit a crime?
Where there are a lot of opportunities in the area and access in and out of the area is good
Where there are a lot of opportunities in the area and they do not know the area
Where there is a lack of opportunities in the area and they know the area quite well
How does GIS help with crime records?
It helps to map crime data
It tells you where a crime was committed if the police didn't know
It is able to solve the crimes that are committed
How does crime affect local services?
The house prices may fall
The health service may have to treat people who have suffered from crime
People may have to pay higher home insurance
Which of the following is a way to help reduce crime levels?
Adding warnings and locks to objects and buildings
Allowing an area to become run-down and derelict
Being less aware of neighbours
What does target hardening mean?
Training any potential victim in self defence
Making any building or area more resistant to crime
Marking out where the crimes should be committed and providing crime targets to aim for
Where does a lot of the heroin that arrives in the UK come from?
Why might a farmer be interested in growing poppies which make heroin?
Because the soil is not good enough to grow any other crops
Because they can earn a lot more money than when growing wheat
Because they do not understand its value
Why does piracy affect international trade?
Because trade goods are transported on ships which could be attacked by pirates
Because pirates can come from more than one country
Because international trade goods consists of merchandise with piracy emblems on