Summary
Chapter 2: What Crime Maps Do and How They Do It

Chapter 2 has explained:

  • What crime maps should do.

  • How crime maps do what they do.

  • How to choose the right kind of crime map.

  • Types of thematic maps.

  • How to choose class intervals in numerical data.

  • Why data should be explored.

  • What is involved in crime map design.

  • How crime map design, abstraction, and legibility are related.

What's Next in Chapter 3?

How maps can be designed to address specific issues and audiences, such as:

  • Patrol Officers.
  • Investigators.
  • Managers.

How maps can be used:

  • To support community oriented policing and problem oriented policing.
  • In courts and corrections.
  • When communicating with policymakers.

Chapter 2: What Crime Maps Do and How They Do It
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Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice, by Keith Harries, Ph.D., December 1999