Updated: Oct 5, 2020
The ‘Routine Activity Theory’, first proposed by Marcus Felson and Lawrence E. Cohen, attempted to show that crime rates are not generally affected by changes such as economic recession and unemployment rates. But that the general lifestyle of an individual plays a key role in this theory; the more an individual is exposed to criminal behavior in their everyday lifestyle, the higher the chances are that that individual will commit criminal activity.
Crime happens most often when there’s an intersection of three main variables:
(1) Lack of Guardian- this may include a person or an object effective in deterring offences. For instance, lack of alarm systems, nobody at home, no neighbors at home, no neighborhood watch, no safety patrol or security guards.
(2) Motivated Offender- this type of individual is not only capable of committing the offence, but is actually willing to do so. These persons tend to live in poorer areas, which lack legitimate economic opportunities. Therefore, they have a perceived need for whatever they’re going to get through committing the crime.
(3) Attractive Targets- this can be interpreted as a person or object seen as vulnerable or attractive. For example, homes with fewer locks, no burglar bars on windows, no obvious alarm system notification, run-down yards, homes in disrepair, advertised wealth (luxury cars, expensive toys laying in the yard), etc.
For this reason, Tactical Security and Investigation Services can help you, by preventing loss to your home or business. We provide one of kind security guard services, with highly trained officers and installation of security monitors. Contact us today @376-7024 or 362-1839 for consultation.