Tompson, L; Partridge, H; Shepherd, N; (2009) Hot Routes: Developing a New Technique for the Spatial Analysis of Crime. Crime Mapping: A Journal of Research and Practice , 1 (1) 77 - 96.
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The use of hotspot mapping techniques such as KDE to represent the geographical spread of linear events can be problematic. Network-constrained data (for example transport-related crime) require a different approach to visualize concentration. We propose a methodology called Hot Routes, which measures the risk distribution of crime along a linear network by calculating the rate of crimes per section of road. This method has been designed for everyday crime analysts, and requires only a Geographical Information System (GIS), and suitable data to calculate. A demonstration is provided using crime data collected from London bus routes.
|Title:||Hot Routes: Developing a New Technique for the Spatial Analysis of Crime|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Reproduced with kind permission of the Editor of Crime Mapping: A Journal of Research and Practice|
|Keywords:||mapping, linear, network, rate, hotspot, transport|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Security and Crime Science|
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