Project

Where police patrol: Preventing crime through effective police patrol strategies?

Acronym
Waar politie patrouilleert
Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
Keywords
police patrol spatial analysis crime prevention
 
Project description

The success of routine police patrol in deterring crime is unclear and existing police patrol routing strategies are naive. Developing and implementing effective police patrol transcends the boundaries of criminology and geography. Here, we adopt an interdisciplinary approach to police patrol and use police patrol vehicle movement data to evaluate police patrol efficacy and develop complex police patrol routing algorithms.