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NCJ Number: 50385 Find in a Library
Title: MAP ABSTRACT OF CRIME AND REQUESTS FOR POLICE SERVICES BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1975
Author(s): R O SUMRALL; N E TURNAGE; V H TURNAGE; N G LINEBACK
Corporate Author: University of Alabama Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: University of Alabama
University, AL 35486
University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Publication Number: MAP ABSTRACT NO 4
Sale Source: University of Alabama Press
315 University Blvd East
P.O. Box 870830
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMPUTER-GENERATED MAPS SHOW THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF CRIMES AND REQUESTS FOR POLICE SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALA., DURING 1975.
Abstract: THE MAPS ARE PART OF A SERIES DESIGNED TO PROVIDE GOVERNMENT, BUSINESSES, AND PRIVATE CITIZENS WITH PLANNING INFORMATION. A COMPUTER TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN USED TO COLLAPSE AND MANIPULATE NUMERICAL DATA FROM POLICE DISPATCH RECORDS INTO MAPS SHOWING PATTERNS OF REPORTED CRIMES AND REQUESTS FOR SERVICES BY SPECIFIC NEIGHBORHOOD (POLICE BEAT). TWO MAPS REFLECT SUMMARY DISPATCH DATA FOR THE YEAR. OTHER MAPS SHOW THE ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTIONS OF 25 TYPES OF CRIME AND REQUESTS FOR POLICE SERVICE. EACH SET OF MAPS IS ACCOMPANIED BY A DEFINITION OF THE TYPE OF CRIME OR SERVICE REQUEST, AND BY DATA SHOWING MEDIAN, LOW, HIGH, AND TOTAL OCCURRENCES FOR EACH QUARTER AND FOR THE YEAR. SEPARATE MAPS SHOW THE DISTRIBUTION OF HOMICIDE, RAPE, ROBBERY, LARCENY, BURGLARY, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT CASES THAT WERE CONFIRMED BY FIELD INVESTIGATION. A TABULAR DISPLAY OF CUMULATIVE DATA FOR THE YEAR IS APPENDED. A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE COMPUTER-MAPPING TECHNIQUE IS PROVIDED. SEE ALSO NCJ 50386 AND 36904. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Alabama; Computer mapping; Frequency distribution; Geographic distribution of crime; Police records; Urban area studies
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