Self-limiting crime waves

J.J.M. van Dijk, B.A. Vollaard

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On the night of December 18, 2008, burglars visited the home of Paris Hilton — born into the wealthy family that founded the Hilton Hotels — in Hollywood Hills. She was not at home and reportedly left the key under the doormat. Every move of the burglars was captured by cameras, but security arrived too late to stop them. An estimated $2 million worth of jewellery and other belongings were stolen. After the incident, Hilton hired three private security guards to keep an eye on her house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe international crime drop
Subtitle of host publicationNew directions in research
Place of PublicationHoundmills, Bastingstoke, Hampshire
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9780230013551
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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