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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.

Exploratory Data Analysis of Crime Patterns: Preliminary Findings from the Bronx
Exploratory data analysis of crime patterns: Preliminary findings from the Bronx
William V.PelfreyJR.
Authors' Note: All of the tables and figures to which this chapter refers can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.urbanresearch.org

There is little doubt that the distribution of crime incidents is not spatially random; because the distribution of population and the types of built environments around which many types of crime are anchored are known to exhibit clear spatial patterns, it is expected that the distribution of certain types of crime will also follow identifiable spatial patterns. This chapter, like others in this book, concentrates on using spatial analytical methodologies to better understand the distribution of crime. The use of geographical ...

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