Housing and crime
Drawing on findings from the Police Effectiveness in a Changing World Project this research presents evidence of a growing link between crime (specifically non-domestic violence and burglary) and the poor conditions of some parts of the burgeoning private rented housing sector. The report explores the implications of housing and crime. It investigates how poor home security, transient populations and the growth of Houses in Multiple Occupation are linked to changes in crime.
The report offers a series of recommendations, including a national register of private landlords and council-managed licensing schemes.
Authors: Andy Higgins and Roger Jarman