The Considerations Of Maritime Crime In The Planning, Design And Operations Of A Marina
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T. Goodhead & N. Kasic
This paper reviews the scale of marina crime in Britain. It provides an analysis of the types of crime being committed and provides guidance for marina operators in the fight against marina crime. 1 Background The development of marinas over the last thirty years has led to new forms of criminal activity. Pools of yachting wealth both in terms of boats and equipment have proved attractive to both thieves and vandals. The rapid development of the modern plastic boat has been supplemented by a rapid development in the technology of boating equipment, much of this equipment being of high value and relatively portable. There appears to be three types of criminal activity in marinas: vandalism, opportunism and calculated theft, all of which create their own specific problems for the marina manager.