Building neighbourhood-level resilience to crime : the case of Khayelitsha, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Pijper, L.K. (Lauren)
dc.contributor.author Breetzke, Gregory Dennis
dc.contributor.author Edelstein, Ian S.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-05T09:46:55Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract South Africa is crippled with high rates of crime. Examining factors that may build neighbourhood-level resilience to crime is central to reducing the poverty gap and lowering inequality particularly in impoverished communities. By drawing on theories from environmental criminology in this study we quantify and spatially locate resilient neighbourhoods in the township of Khayelitsha located on the urban periphery of Cape Town in South Africa. We then examine the extent to which access to various built environment factors in the township is stratified based on neighbourhood-level resiliency. Contrary to expectations we found that the most resilient neighbourhoods in Khayelitsha most often experience a decrease in access to a range of built environment factors. Explanations for these findings are provided in the context of a uniquely South African township setting. en_ZA
dc.description.department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-08-12
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rsag20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pijper, L.K., Breetzke, G.D. & Edelstein, I. 2020, 'Building neighbourhood-level resilience to crime: the case of Khayelitsha, South Africa', South African Geographical Journal, doi: 10.1080/03736245.2020.1807398. NYP. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0373-6245 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2151-2418 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/03736245.2020.1807398
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/78282
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Society of South African Geographers. This is an electronic version of an article published in South African Geographical Journal, vol. , no. , pp. , 2020. doi : 10.1080/03736245.2020.1807398. South African Geographical Journal is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rsag20. en_ZA
dc.subject Crime en_ZA
dc.subject Resilience en_ZA
dc.subject Township en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Khayelitsha en_ZA
dc.title Building neighbourhood-level resilience to crime : the case of Khayelitsha, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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