The Utilizing of Geographical Information System for Showing Distribution Burglary in Sheffield City, United Kingdom
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 26-33
Received: Jan. 26, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 23, 2016; Published: Mar. 12, 2016
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Zana Fattah Ali, Geography Department, Koya University, Koya, Iraq
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Burglary is one of the dangerous types of crime in society. The rate of this phenomenon has increased in the areas that have negative impact on the relationship between residents with government law. This increase also shows that the low of the security in this society make their people do not feel better security of life. This study concentrates of the utilized Geographical Information System (GIs) to identify the level of burglary and the factors that have a big related with it in Sheffield in 2011. In addition, (MapInfo 10 and Arc GIs 10) play a role in detecting and presenting data due to the utility of maps. GIS could have a charmed role in displaying the ratio and distribution of the burglary in each sector of the city, and sociocultural impacts on the residents. The criteria that were involved in this study contains (student, age 16-29, unemployed, white and black African, sharing house and no qualification). Both of CASWEB 2011 census and Edina UK Border were used to collect the data and create the map in Sheffield.
Geography, GIS & Burglary Rate in Sheffield City
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Zana Fattah Ali, The Utilizing of Geographical Information System for Showing Distribution Burglary in Sheffield City, United Kingdom, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 26-33. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20160402.12
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