Publication Date

8-2012

Committee Chair

Fang Ren, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.

Abstract

This project implements the Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) method in an ArcGIS tool in order to make predictive crime modeling more practical for the Redlands, California Police Department. Residential burglaries in Redlands are used as a case study to demonstrate tool capability and validity. Factors found to be correlated with the occurrence of residential burglary are modeled as raster surfaces. These factors are combined within the RTM tool and assigned weights that correspond to their influence on the model. A binary logistic regression test indicated that the model produced a statistically significant output.

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ArcGIS Tool Implementation of Risk Terrain Modeling (Poster)

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