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Crime -- Coquitlam (B.C.) -- Statistics, Crime -- Port Coquitlam (B.C.) -- Statistics, Crime -- Effect of land use on, Geospatial data, Criminal statistics


Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam are two suburban cities that are currently undergoing rapid physical changes. In order to accommodate growing urban populations both within these locations, and in the wider surrounding region, Coquitlam Centre area has been designated as a Regional City Centre. It is intended to act as a downtown core for the neighbouring municipalities, and as such, is experiencing rapid redevelopment, focusing on mixed land uses and dense residential/commercial mixes. In an effort to understand and model the shifts in crime types and densities that may be associated with this redevelopment, ICURS has begun exploration of the relationship between land use and crime in Coquitlam in 2005, and will use this as a baseline. As new data becomes available, and new developments begin to emerge, the changing relationship between land use and crime within these dynamic locations will be further investigated. Table 1, below, provides an initial overview of the counts and percentages of specific land use parcels, alongside the counts and percentages of crime occurrences falling within each land use category for 2005. Crime types have been broken down into Violent, Property, Mischief and Drugs. The majority of all crime occurrences fall on parcels classified as residential; however, the vast majority of all lots fall in this category.


Poster presented to the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies in 2009.

Note: At the time of writing Kathryn Wuschke was affiliated with Simon Fraser University.

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