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NCJ Number: 94 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COMPUTER-AIDED CRIME PREDICTION IN A METROPOLITAN AREA - APPENDIX VOLUME
Author(s): D P STEIN; A R BARKIS
Corporate Author: Franklin Institute Research Laboratories
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 190
Sponsoring Agency: Franklin Institute Research Laboratories
Rockville, MD 20852
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: OLEA-049
Publication Number: U-202-A
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ANALYSIS OF FACTORS THAT COINCIDE WITH THE OCCURRENCE OF SPECIFIC CRIME TYPES IS USED IN DEVELOPMENT OF PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES.
Abstract: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE RESEARCH LABORATORIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT, IS CONDUCTING A STUDY OF CRIME OCCURRENCE IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. THE CRIME BAROMETERS USED IN THIS STUDY WILL BE BASED ON THE JUDGMENT AND EXPERIENCE OF LAWENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND CRIMINOLOGISTS. STATISTICAL DATA SUCH AS WEATHER DATA AND TIME OF DAY WHEN CRIMES ARE COMMITTED (COLLECTED FROM STANDARD STATISTICAL COMPILATIONS AND AVAILABLE LITERATURE AND RECORDS) AND SUBJECTIVE DATA SUCH AS HUNCHES OR JUDGMENTS ON NEIGHBORHOOD TENSION (OBTAINED FROM EXPERIENCED POLICE COMMANDERS) WILL BE SUBJECTED TO COMPUTER ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE FACTORS THAT COINCIDE WITH THE OCCURRENCE OF SPECIFIC TYPES OF CRIME. BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THIS ANALYSIS, A SYSTEM WILL BE DEVELOPED TO INDICATE THE LIKELIHOOD OF CRIME OCCURRENCE FOR THE DAILY SITUATION; THIS WILL LEAD TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PREVENTIVE ACTION STRATEGIES.
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Conviction records; Crime analysis; Crime prediction; Crime Statistics; Frequency distribution; Pennsylvania; Statistical analysis
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