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CMI: Crime Mapping Initiative in Brownsville, PA. By Thomas R. Mueller, Ph.D. California University of PA WV GIS Conference 2004. Cal U and GIS. MMVRPZ Commission Boat Launches Tourism Map for Brownsville Industrial Parks GIS Education Next…Crime Mapping. Crime Mapping and Rural Areas.

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cmi crime mapping initiative in brownsville pa

CMI: Crime Mapping Initiative in Brownsville, PA

By

Thomas R. Mueller, Ph.D.

California University of PA

WV GIS Conference 2004

cal u and gis
Cal U and GIS
  • MMVRPZ Commission
  • Boat Launches
  • Tourism Map for Brownsville
  • Industrial Parks
  • GIS Education
  • Next…Crime Mapping
crime mapping and rural areas
Crime Mapping and Rural Areas
  • GIS is being used predominately by large police departments
  • 13,000 Police departments serving populations less that 50,000
  • 14% were using Crime Mapping
  • Decline

Hickman 2001

brownsville set up
Brownsville Set Up
  • Ask the officials
  • 911 has Street Line Database
  • Students = IRB Approval
  • Students get real world experience and the towns get a helpful deliverable
the brownsville connection
The Brownsville Connection
  • Discussion with Mayor on Other Projects
  • Summer Project 2002
  • Summer 2003 and Fall 2003 trial
  • Project begins in Spring 2004
  • Geo – code criminal data with Street Database
  • Use Excel
brownsville database
Brownsville Database
  • Collected one month of data
  • Only Certain Crimes (Not all data)
  • Geo – coded crimes using ArcView
  • Take Excel to Dbase to ArcView
  • Problems = 7% Match
crimes in the database
Crimes in the Database
  • Only map certain calls for service
  • Hang – ups, assisting, and outside of the town
  • No Domestic Abuse Crimes
  • No Juvenile Crimes
  • Eliminates about 50% of database
problems
Problems
  • No given street address
  • No given street number
  • Too general of a street
  • Street does not exist
still not a 100 geo coding
Still Not a 100% Geo – coding
  • Discussed the Issues with the Mayor
  • Changes in Spring 2004
  • Up to 90% Geo-coded
still not a 100 geo coding15
Still Not a 100% Geo – coding
  • Discussed the Issues with the Mayor
  • Changes in Spring 2004
  • Up t 90% Geo-coded
the next steps
The Next Steps
  • Weekly reports will be provided to Brownsville
  • Hope to be able to move to Daily Reports
  • New Course: Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis
  • Add new towns.
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