The Spatial Distribution of Random Gunfire: A Block-Level Investigation of Physical and Social Structural Conditions
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This paper examines the environmental and social structural correlates associated with random gunfire incidents. The study group consists of 273 face blocks and intersections in a selected portion of Dallas, Texas. The data show some locations routinely generate random gunfire, while others remain gunshot-free. The analysis suggests environmental factors are not sufficient to explain random gunfire. Implications for future inquiries are offered.
American Journal of Criminal Justice