The Leeds Burglary Simulator

Malleson N, Evans A, Heppenstall AJ, & See L (2013). The Leeds Burglary Simulator. Informatica e diritto 1 (2013): 211-222.

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Abstract

Quantitative analysis of crimes is often completed at an aggregate level, using environmental and crime statistics aggregated over both time and space. However, the drivers of crime are, more often than not, individual, as are the decision-making processes. Agent-based modelling offers a way to link these scales, giving aggregate-level patterns and understanding based on individual-level drivers. Here we present the details of an agent-based model of burglary. The model replicates offender drivers and decision making in a realistic geographical environment, filled with potential victims and guardians. It can simulate both aggregate-level crime patterns and individual-level offender behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: Informatica e diritto; 1(2013):211-222
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 14:49
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10292

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