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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

By

Thomas R. Mueller, Ph.D.

California University of PA

WV GIS Conference 2004


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Cal U and GIS

  • MMVRPZ Commission

  • Boat Launches

  • Tourism Map for Brownsville

  • Industrial Parks

  • GIS Education

  • Next…Crime Mapping


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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


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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


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Where is Uniontown?


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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


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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


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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


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Problems

  • No given street address

  • No given street number

  • Too general of a street

  • Street does not exist


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Still Not a 100% Geo – coding

  • Discussed the Issues with the Mayor

  • Changes in Spring 2004

  • Up to 90% Geo-coded


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Still Not a 100% Geo – coding

  • Discussed the Issues with the Mayor

  • Changes in Spring 2004

  • Up t 90% Geo-coded


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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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