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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.

The Bronx and Chicago: Street Robbery in the Environs of Rapid Transit Stations
The Bronx and Chicago: Street robbery in the environs of rapid transit stations
RichardBlock
Carolyn RebeccaBlock
Authors' Note: The Chicago analysis was completed with the cooperation of the Chicago Police Department but reflects only the views of the authors. Geocoding for the Chicago data was funded by the McArthur Foundation, and the analysis was partially supported by Loyola University through the Loyola Community Safety Project. The New York City Police Department's Crime Analysis and Program Planning Division supplied the Bronx data. All of the figures to which this chapter refers can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.urbanresearch.org

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