Distance Travelled to Commit Crime
The Cambridge burglary task force was established in1992 and amongst their research
methods included interviews with local burglars. The research indicates that the majority
of offenders live less than two miles from the scene of their offence,(Bennet,T 1995)
This is reinforced by the recent report ‘The Road to Nowhere:the evidence for travelling
criminals’ Home Office Research Study 207 which states that most criminals tend to
commit crime in areas local to where they live.
The Cambridge study also revealed that the majority of offenders had gone back
to premises they had previously burgled giving reasons such as perception of low
risk, high reward or ease of access.
Almost half the burglars interviewed said they had burgled a home after being told
about it by another burglar.