Spatial Patterns of Crimes in Philadelphia

Authors: Danqing Xiao*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Topics: Urban Geography, Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Urban and Regional Planning
Keywords: crime analysis, cluster analysis, Philadelphia
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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The Goal of this research is to find the crime occurrences by areas within the city Philadelphia, and determine the locations that have the highest concentration of crimes. In order to do that, we analyzed the crime report of 2017 and mapped all crime incidents. There are three specific goals of this study: (1) Identify best area of concentration for a clustered crime series.(2) Analyze central tendency of a large amount of data (e.g., a long-term trend). And (3) Determine extent of clustering of hot spots for particular types of crime. The crime hot spots in the city of Philadelphia works as the foundation of expected danger, since the city is a tradition study site for fear-related studies in urban planning. Our ultimate goal is to make maps for police deployment, so Philadelphia Police Department can use the result for future directed patrol and surveillance planning.

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