Understanding Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Crime Using Hotspot AND Coldspot Analysis

Eleanor Bates, William Mackaness

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Abstract / Description of output

This paper argues that we need to think as much about where crime does not happen as where it does. The use of hotspot maps is a widely accepted practice in policing, These maps highlight areas with high concentrations of crime but tell us less about areas with medium or low concentrations of crime. Understanding what makes a ‘low crime place’ may provide lessons for reducing crime. This paper proposes techniques which use a mixed method approach, combining LISA, Group Trajectory Analysis and Focus Groups, to give us a more nuanced and detailed understanding of crime at the neighbourhood level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of GISRUK, University of Leeds
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • crime analysis
  • vandalism
  • hotspot analysis
  • spatio temporal analysis


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