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NCJ Number: NCJ 190424     Find in a Library
Title: Manual of Crime Analysis Map Production
  Document URL: Text PDF 
Author(s): Mary Velasco ; Rachel Boba Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2000
Page Count: 36
  Annotation: Through discussion and comprehensive examples, this manual provides guidelines for introductory-level crime analysis mapping for use in a law enforcement environment.
Abstract: To produce accurate and effective crime analysis maps, there are three initial factors to consider: the purpose of the map, the audience of the map, and the types of data to include in the map. These considerations often dictate the type of map that will be used and the method of presentation. This manual begins with a brief examination of these initial factors, followed by a discussion of the types of maps and design elements and concluding with five comprehensive examples that illustrate the process of crime analysis mapping. The examples are not software specific, but they are intended to exemplify relevant practical situations and the development of a general conceptual framework for the production of informative and effective crime analysis maps. The maps pertain to an analysis of residential burglary patterns, top auto theft locations, theft from vehicles citywide, monthly calls for service by geographic area, and a comparison of citizens' fear of crime and reported violent crime. 24 figures
Main Term(s): Automated police information systems
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime ; Police crime analysis training ; Automated crime analysis ; Geographic information systems (GIS)
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Contract Number: 97-CK-WX-K004
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Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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