Shifting Hot Spots - The Benefits of Spatiotemporal Crime Analysis
Track: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Authors: Christopher Herrmann, Marcus Felson
Hot spots often shift by hour of day, day of week, month of year, and more. Hotspot analysis is less likely to succeed if neglecting these spatiotemporal shifts. In addition, spatiotemporal hotspots provide important subject context and can help answer some of the questions about what types of opportunities are available inside of hotspots based on land-use and business types. Examples of spatiotemporal hotspots are provided using violent crime data from the New York City Police Department.