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A geo-spatial analysis of the assocation between craft breweries and crime in Vista, California
August, Emily G.
Frost, Eric G.
While the connection between liquor and crime has been empirically understood, there is a lack of attention to the relationship between the craft brewery industry and crime. Craft beer has exploded in national popularity since the turn of the twenty first century. This paper looks at proximity crime in the 0.2 mile catchment areas surrounding each brewery in Vista, California in 2016. Calls for service were utilized to measure crime. Specifics about the type, amount, and placement of service calls help recognize the relationship between the craft brewery industry and proximity crime. Demographic population data provides a contextual understanding for the neighborhoods that the breweries exist in, and specific environmental factors of the breweries themselves help address disparities of service calls experienced between the 16 breweries in the study. Overall, traffic service calls were most likely to be associated with alcohol. The demographic and environmental factor that was most strongly correlated with service call density was the number of liquor outputs in a catchment area.
Criminal Justice And Criminology
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Master of Science (M.S.) San Diego State University, 2018
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