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GIS Technologies in Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping

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Author(s): M.Vijaya Kumar | C.Chandrasekar

Journal: International Journal of Soft Computing & Engineering
ISSN 2231-2307

Volume: 1;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Crime analysis | Hotspot analysis | data manipulation | spatial crime distribution

ABSTRACT
Common and geographic issues, such as location of Apartments or neighbourhoods’ with different financial status within an area, can manipulate the patterns and rate of crime incidents in that area. Crime analysis and crime mapping, achieved by GIS, have a major role in reducing crime and improving the effective police activities. Chennai district includes significant attentions of evening, late-night and shopping occasions in Tamil Nadu. Using knowledge such as where and when crime occurs, this paper highlights what the inputs and outputs of crime analysis could be. The relationship between financial characteristics and crime rate for police areas of Tamil Nadu was inquired in to. Then, spatial GIS analyses using Spatial Analyst, Hotspot Analysis was performed. The findings of this paper give the possible incident sites.

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