Crime Mapping and Analysis

Duration: 3 Days
Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic knowledge and working skills with GIS

Course Objective

Geography has a major influence on crime. The features and characteristics of cityscapes and rural landscapes can make it easier or more difficult for crime to occur. Combining geographic data with police report data and then displaying the information on a map is an effective way to analyze where, how and why crime occurs. On completion of this training participant can have a complete understanding in fundamentals of crime mapping.

Module I: Introduction to Crime Mapping

  • About Crime Analysis;
  • GIS Basics;
  • Working with GIS Data;
  • Pins to computer;
  • Cartography and crime mapping;
  • Data visualization;
  • Measuring time and space.

Module II: Symbology

  • Introducing Trends;
  • Graduated Symbol Mapping;
  • Pin Mapping;
  • Symbology;
  • Map production.

Module III: Queries and Geocoding

  • Spatial and tabular queries;
  • Map production;
  • Make Ad Hoc Map Queries;
  • Performing Spatial Query;
  • Introduction to Geocoding;
  • Geocoding Police Data;
  • Build a GIS for Geocoding.

Module IV: Strategic Crime Mapping

  • Buffers and its types;
  • Chloropeth Mapping;
  • Introducing Trends;
  • Buffers and its types;
  • Graduated Symbol Mapping;
  • Pin Mapping and Hot spots.

On Completion

On completion of this course you can:

  • Understand the Importance of GIS in Crime Mapping.
  • Understand the importance of Symbology and Trends in mapping the crime.
  • Perform various types of queries, analysis and its prominence.
  • Understand the concept of geocoding and its importance.
  • Understand the importance of creating Buffers, demarcating crime zones and uses of Hotspots.
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