Inequality in exposure to crime has increased despite a large fall in crime over time, as it has not fallen at the same time, in the same places or at the same rate for everyone. Reducing these crime inequalities requires improved policing policies, which can usefully be informed by better data.
This research area is focused on four inter-related questions:
• Has exposure to crime and disorder changed across space and through time?
• What are the drivers of crime inequalities?
• How do models of risk assessment and deployment impact crime inequalities?
These questions have been shaped through dialogue with Understanding Inequalities research partners (including data providers) to address key policy challenges in Scotland and internationally.