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Understanding the spatial pattern of urban crime: a developing country's perspective

Umar, F; Cheshire, J; Johnson, S; (2015) Understanding the spatial pattern of urban crime: a developing country's perspective. In: Malleson, N, (ed.) GISRUK 2015 Proceedings. (pp. pp. 641-649). University of Leeds Green open access

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Abstract

Much of the published spatial analysis research of crime to date has been focused on Euro-American cities. This paper attempts to provide an insight on how we can better understand the spatial pattern of crime in a typical developing country’s setting. Data were obtained through extensive field mapping, a block environmental inventory (BEI) and a crime victimization survey to generate a GIS-database of the study area. Grid thematic maps (GTM) for different crime types were produced for visual analysis, which suggests, as observed in many Euro-American studies, crime clusters geographically.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Understanding the spatial pattern of urban crime: a developing country's perspective
Event: GISRUK 2015: 23rd GIS Research UK Conference, 15 – 17 April 2015, Leeds, UK
Location: University of Leeds
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1491375
Language: English
Additional information: Proceedings paper no. 118. - This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: GIS, urban crime, hotspots maps, developing country
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1514433
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