Sustainable City – A City without Crime

Irina Matijošaitienė, Kęstutis Zaleckis, Inga Stankevičė


The focus of this research is to check if urban crime is related to the social spatial urban structure and to identify the most unsafe territories in the city of Klaipeda from the point of view of crime and urban structure. Space syntax theory and method, as well as correlation analysis have been used for this purpose. The research results have revealed that all types of crimes depend on global integration and global depth: the more integrated and shallow the open public spaces are the more crime incidents in these spaces happen.


crime, space syntax, urban structure

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DOI: 10.7250/aup.2013.007


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