Risky Places: Measuring risk at places, Prof Martin Andresen, 9th Dec 2021
From Vania Ceccato
Knowing which places are risky can be an important aspect of where we choose to spend our time and, if we must place ourselves at greater risk, how we spend our time in those places. But how do we measure risk? In this lecture, we will go over issues of scale, data sources, and metrics. The crime and place literature has repeatedly shown that risk is best measured at micro-places, knowing where people actually are impacts how we assess risk, and there are many ways to measure risk at places. Using data from Vancouver, Canada we will investigate these issues showing their importance for crime analysis and spatial-temporal criminology, more generally.