Safe as houses? Crime and changing tenure patterns

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Safe as houses? Crime and changing tenure patterns

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 poor home security, transient populations and the growth of Houses in Multiple Occupation and the change 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

ISBN: 0 947692 52 5