Database Management for Crime Mapping and Analysis
Track: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Author(s): Hong Chou
Crime mapping and analysis can be conducted much more effectively using specially designed GIS software tools. The implementation of any crime mapping and analysis package is usually hampered by the difficulties in linking crime-related data, such as incidents, events, field interviews, or 911 calls, to the mapping system. Not only does the data format of any such file vary from agency to agency, the data structure and field definitions also differ among CAD or RMS vendors. This paper presents feasible and effective solutions to deal with the data issue based on empirical installations of crime analysis systems at several public safety agencies in California.
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