This case study examines how to use existing crime data augmented with open source data to design a patrol area. We used the a demand signal of "calls for service" vice reports which summarize calls for service. Additionally, we augmented our existing data with traffic data from Google Maps. Traffic delays did not correspond to traffic incidents reported in the area examined. These data were plotted geographically to aid in the determination of the new patrol area. The new patrol area was created around natural geographic boundaries, the density of calls for service and police operational experience.
"Case Study: Using Crime Data and Open Source Data to Design a Police Patrol Area,"
SMU Data Science Review: Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.smu.edu/datasciencereview/vol1/iss1/12
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