A research team has analyzed the impact residential environment plays on crime rates. reports the Herald Gyeongje.
Taking the crime rates for six major crimes over the last three years in 16 dong in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, the team found that those who live in ilban jutaek are more exposed to crime than those who live in apartments.
They believe this due to the access controls found in apartments such as security guards. Apartments tend to be far from places like bars and entertainment establishments, too.
The study also found that neighborhoods with lots of single-person households and foreigners are more dangerous, too. They warned, however, that we shouldn’t necessarily take this to mean that they are dangerous because these people commit a lot crimes. Since most foreigners and single-person homes are “outsiders,” they can become criminals, but they are also likely to be victims, they said.