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Title: Crime mapping : a Gozitan scenario using the RISC methodology
Authors: Formosa, Saviour
Keywords: Crime -- Malta -- Gozo -- 21st century
Crime analysis -- Mata -- Gozo -- Data processing
Crime analysis -- Data processing
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Malta. Gozo Campus
Citation: Formosa, S. (2010). Crime mapping: a Gozitan scenario using the RISC methodology. Gozo Observer, 22, 8-12.
Abstract: Gauging the risk of crime in a locality is a complex process, that requires an in-depth scientific process to calculate the risk-of-crime status of each spatial area at the different NUTS level s (NUTS 1_2 – Country, NUTS 3 – Island, NUTS 4 – District, NUTS 5 – Local Councils). Gozo has the unique status of occupying both NUTS 3 and NUTS 4 levels, however crime analysis is best carried out at NUTS 4 and NUTS 5 due to the availability of data at those detailed levels. In comparing the Gozo risk of crime to the other areas the method calls for a comparative analysis across all the NUTS 4 and NUTS 5 areas in terms of the national (NUTS 1_2) rates of risk. The model used is based on the RISC (Relative Index of Spatial Crime) Model as developed by Craglia et al (2000). RISC is a dynamic model reviewing each council’s relative position to the national crime rate as based on a scientific process analysing both observed and expected (predicted) rates for the diverse socio-economic, landuse and crime parameters. This allows us to find variations between one locality and another, integrate new datasets, carry out cross-thematic analyses across time and space which will enable the understanding of the social, physical and crime parameters that could be utilized for crime reduction targeting.
Appears in Collections:The Gozo Observer - Issue 22, June 2010
The Gozo Observer - Issue 22, June 2010

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