SMU Data Science Review


Public violence in the United States is a major health concern. Incidents involving violent crimes are often not reported to law enforcement. The Cardiff Model is a violence prevention program developed in the UK to identify and enable data sharing of violent injury locations between Emergency Rooms (ER) and local law enforcement to help identify areas for community improvements. The model is now in use in several major cities in the US to reduce violence. Las Vegas has seen an increase in public violence in recent years. As a result, researchers from the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and University of Las Vegas (UNLV) believe the Cardiff Model is a viable solution to address this public health crisis. This research explores natural language processing and machine learning models to extract violent injury location information from ER records in preparation for introducing the Cardiff Violence Prevention Model in Clark County, Nevada.

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