Dr. Troy Payne Examines Place Management in Neighborhood Context

Dr. Troy Payne coauthored an article "Place management in neighborhood context: An analysis of crime at apartments in Cincinnati" published in Security Journal.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dr. Troy PayneIn apartment complexes, managers can attempt to reduce crime rates by changing how they train staff, screen tenants, and carry out other management practices. But how do broader neighborhood conditions influence the effectiveness of those practices?

In "Place Management in Neighborhood Context: An Analysis of Crime at Apartments in Cincinnati", published in Security JournalDr. Troy Payne and co-authors address this question by analyzing manager survey data from 238 apartments across 29 neighborhoods in Cincinnati.

“The study demonstrates that crime is impacted by many factors including both place-level and neighborhood-level effects that interact in complex ways,” said Dr. Payne. “Our findings suggest that crime mitigation measures by property owners in advantaged neighborhoods reduce crime. However, preventative building management practices in disadvantaged neighborhoods have lesser benefit.”