Interstitial crime analysis

Gill, A., Partridge, H. and Newton, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-2491-8401, 2014. Interstitial crime analysis. London: University College London.

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Crime on public transport can be very difficult to analyse. 'Stealth crimes' like pick-pocketing present a particular challenge because victims often have an imprecise knowledge of the location and time of the offence. In this scenario crime has typically been recorded as happening at the reporting station (often at the ?end of line?) which skews any analysis of the collective crime locations. Interstitial crime analysis (ICA) is a technique which overcomes this problem and improves the estimation of the spatial distribution of crime on networks when the exact location of offences is unknown. Based on the aoristic analysis technique (devised to estimate the temporal distribution of crime when only a time period is known), ICA is used to estimate the location of crimes in the interstices ? the intervening spaces - of a network when the location is unknown.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Publication Title: JDiBrief
Creators: Gill, A., Partridge, H. and Newton, A.
Publisher: University College London
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2014
ISSN: 2050-4853
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 08 Mar 2021 13:50
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:06

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