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Title: MAP ABSTRACT OF TRENDS IN CALLS FOR POLICE SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1975-1976
Author(s): R O SUMRALL; J ROBERTS; J P ZAKANYCZ
Corporate Author: University of Alabama Press
United States of America
Project Director: N G LINEBACK
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 99
Sponsoring Agency: University of Alabama
University, AL 35486
University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-NI-04-0002
Publication Number: MAP ABSTRACT NO 5
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 PATTERNS OF REPORTED CRIME AND REQUESTS FOR POLICE SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALA., DURING 1975 AND 1976. COMPARISONS ARE DRAWN BETWEEN THE TWO YEARS.
Abstract: THE MAPS ARE PART OF A SERIES INTENDED AS A PLANNING AID FOR GOVERNMENT, BUSINESSES, AND PRIVATE CITIZENS. THE MAPS REFLECT POLICE DISPATCH REPORT DATA FOR SPECIFIC NEIGHBORHOODS (POLICE BEATS) DURING THE TWO REPORTING PERIODS. TWO MAPS SHOW SUMMARY DISPATCH DATA FOR EACH YEAR. OTHER MAPS SHOW THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIFIC TYPES OF CRIME OR POLICE RESPONSE CATEGORIES. EACH SET OF MAPS IS ACCOMPANIED BY A DEFINITION OF THE CRIME OR RESPONSE CATEGORY, A GRAPH SHOWING 1976 DATA AS PERCENTAGES OF 1975 DATA, AND A BRIEF NARRATIVE COMPARISON OF THE TWO PERIODS. THE COMPARISONS ALSO REFER TO DISPATCH PATTERNS BY TIME OF DAY, DAY OF WEEK, MONTH OF YEAR, AND SHIFT, BREAKDOWNS OF WHICH ARE DETAILED IN APPENDED TABLES. SEPARATE MAPS AND COMPARISON GRAPHS REFLECT DATA ON THE INCIDENCE OF HOMICIDE, RAPE, ROBBERY, LARCENY, BURGLARY, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT CONFIRMED THROUGH FIELD INVESTIGATION. AN EXPLANATION OF THE METHODS USED TO PREPARE THE MAPS IS ALSO INCLUDED. SEE ALSO NCJ 50385 AND 36904. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Alabama; Computer mapping; Frequency distribution; Geographic distribution of crime; Police records; Urban area studies
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