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Crime Triangle

Crime Triangle (also known as the problem analysis triangle)
identifies three elements necessary for crime to occur: a victim, a place, and an offender.
This theory assumes that crime or disorder results when (1) likely offenders and (2) suitable targets come together in (3) time and space, in the absence of capable guardians for that target. Break up the Crime Triangle:

  • Do not give the criminal the opportunity
  • Stay alert and use good judgement
  • Know whom and what is around at all times