Spatial Pattern of Burglary in South Yorkshire Using Geographic Information System (GIS)
International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 1-11
Received: Jan. 3, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 11, 2016; Published: Jan. 23, 2016
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Gaylan Rasul Faqe Ibrahim, Geography Department, Faculty of Arts, Soran University, Soran City, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
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Burglary is an offence committed against others’ property and it is considered a violent crime. Nowadays to monitor and detect burglary crime geographic information system (GIS) is used broadly. The aim of this study is to analyses spatial pattern and spatial dependency of burglary in the study area by applying GIS techniques. For understanding the crime pattern better and creating plans for preventing and reducing crime and using the resources and places, sometimes might make greatest differences; the identification of hotspots in time is very important. The data for this study obtained from the secondary data; boundary shape file of the study area, socioeconomic data and burglary data for November 2012 were gained. The outcome of the study shows that the distribution of burglary is clustered. It is clear from the results that the rate of burglary strongly affects the percentage of unemployed people; also the percentage of non-white and young people (aged 20-24) does not significantly correlate with burglary.
Crime, Burglary, Spatial Pattern, GIS, South Yorkshire
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Gaylan Rasul Faqe Ibrahim, Spatial Pattern of Burglary in South Yorkshire Using Geographic Information System (GIS), International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ijass.20160401.11
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