© 2012

The International Crime Drop

New Directions in Research

  • Jan van Dijk
  • Andromachi Tseloni
  • Graham Farrell

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jan van Dijk, Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell
      Pages 1-8
  3. International Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Pat Mayhew
      Pages 76-102
    3. Kristiina Kangaspunta, Ineke Haen Marshall
      Pages 103-133
    4. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Giulia Mugellini
      Pages 134-155
  4. Crime Analysis and Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Andrew Britton, Chris Kershaw, Sarah Osborne, Kevin Smith
      Pages 159-181
    3. Louise Grove, Andromachi Tseloni, Nick Tilley
      Pages 182-199
  5. New Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Shuryo Fujita, Michael Maxfield
      Pages 231-249
    3. Jan van Dijk, Ben Vollaard
      Pages 250-267
    4. Marcus Felson
      Pages 279-285
    5. Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell, Nick Tilley, Louise Grove, Rebecca Thompson, Laura Garius
      Pages 286-299
  6. Conclusions — Understanding International Crime Trends: A Summing Up

    1. Jan van Dijk, Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell
      Pages 300-320
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-333

About this book


Drawing on new studies from major European countries and Australia, this exciting collection extends the ongoing debate on falling crime rates from the perspective of criminal opportunity or routine activity theory. It analyses the effect of post WW2 crime booms which triggered a universal improvement in security across the Western world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jan van Dijk
    • 1
  • Andromachi Tseloni
    • 2
  • Graham Farrell
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Human Security and Safety, International Victimology InstituteTilburg UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK
  3. 3.Institute for Canadian Urban Research StudiesCanada
  4. 4.School of CriminologySimon Fraser UniversityCanada

About the editors

MARCELO F. AEBI University of Lausanne, Switzerland ANDREW BRITTON Home Office Statistics, UK MARCUS FELSON Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Texas, USA ANNA ALVAZZI DEL FRATE Small Arms Survey, Switzerland SHURYO FUJITA John Jay College, USA LAURA GARIUS PhD Student, Loughborough University, UK LOUISE GROVE Lecturer of Criminology and Social Policy, University of Loughborough, UK KRISTIINA KANGASPUNTA UNICRI, Italy CHRIS KERSHAW Home Office Statistics, UK MARTIN KILLIAS Academy of Experimental Criminology Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland BRUNO LANFRANCONI Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (Suva), Switzerland ANTONIA LINDE Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) and University of Lausanne, Switzerland INEKE HAEN MARSHALL Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University, USA MICHAEL MAXFIELD Professor of Criminal Justice, John Jay College, USA PAT MAYHEW London, UK STEVEN F. MESSNER Distinguished Teaching Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Albany, USA SARAH OSBORNE Home Office Statistics, UK RICHARD ROSENFELD Curators Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA KEVIN SMITH Home Office Statistics, UK REBECCA THOMPSON Nottingham Trent University, UK NICK TILLEY Professor in the Department of Security and Crime Science, Jill Dando Institute, University College London, UK GIULIA MUGELLINI TRANSCRIME Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime, Italy BEN VOLLAARD Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of Tillburg University, The Netherlands

Bibliographic information


"The importance of [this book's] content and the quality of the information given on crime trends should not be overlooked. For students wishing to look into ideas for theses and theorists looking to make an impact on future crime prevention policy, this book is an invaluable and accessible stepping stone and point of reference to finding answers to an important phenomenon. The International Crime Drop is a much needed consolidation of useful crime statistics and analyses, with figures that are ripe for interpretation and development, and a great deal of scope to influence criminological thinking." - The Internet Journal of Criminology