Geospatial Technology for Reducing Residential Burglary
Track: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Authors: Elizabeth Groff
Research has shown that once a burglary occurs on a street, the homes on that street and on nearby streets are at a much higher risk of burglary over the next one to two weeks. An automated tool was developed to test whether notifying community residents that they are at an increased risk for a burglary reduces incidents of further burglary in the high risk time period. The tool creates a street network buffer around each burglary event and generates a list of addresses in the high risk area.