Innovative data and methods in crime and safety research - KTH Urban & Community Safety Research Group
From Ioannis Ioannidis
The use of geographical information (GI) in crime and safety research is linked to the technological development of GI-based techniques. Geographical information systems (GIS) have made geographical analyses of data possible for a wide number of users, facilitating the integration of many types of data into a common spatial framework. The value of geographical analysis is becoming even greater when enhanced with spatial statistical techniques, artificial intelligence (AI) methods and new types of data, from remote sensing to crowdsourced data. In this session, we present examples of the use and the integration of GI in crime and safety research. We explore the use of GIS, spatial analysis of micro places, remote sensing data in crime research, the analysis of AI patterns of safety perceptions as well as the use of web and Twitter data in crime analysis.