Tuesday, 25 August 2009

New paper: Prototype Burglary Simulations For Crime Reduction and Forecasting

I have recently had a paper jointly authored with Patricia L. Brantingham, published in the journal Crime Patterns and Analysis, available online.

The journal introduces prototype version of the burglary simulation model and also illustrates some preliminary burglary predictions in an area of Leeds, UK. As the image below demonstrates, the early results are promising; the model is able to relatively accurately recreate crime patterns found in the real data.