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This volume shows how state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS), used to display patterns of crime to stimulate effective strategies and decision-making, are revolutionizing urban law enforcement. The contributors present expert information for understanding and successfully employing the latest technologies in this field.
Part III: Crime and Facilities
As Charles Swartz pointed out in Chapter 4, analysts have long known that crime is not evenly distributed throughout cities, states, or nations. Why crime occurs more in some places than in others is a hotly debated topic. The four chapters in this part seek to go beyond identifying hot spots by offering various explanations for spatial variation in crime. Chapters 10 through 12 focus on the impact of various types of facilities—transit stops, schools, and public housing projects—on the crime patterns.
In Chapter 9, Thomas Kamber, John H. Mollenkopf, and Timothy A. Ross link crime and census data. After demonstrating two methods of identifying crime hot spots, the authors show how newly developed spatial regression techniques help explain the causes ...