chapter  13
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Don't be ground down by the displacement pessimists

Problem-orientedpolicingoftentriesto reduceopportunitiesforcrime.Forexample, windowlocksmaybefittedtopreventburglaryinablockofflats,orCCTVcameras installedtopreventtheftsinparkinglots. Thesewaysofreducingopportunitiesfor crimeoftenmeetthesameobjection:allthey doismovecrimearound,notpreventit.This theoryof'displacement'seescrimeasbeing shiftedaroundinfivemainways:

1.Crimeismovedfromoneplacetoanother (geographical).