crime mapping

Geographic pattern of illegal border crossings. Source: Rossmo, et al., 2008).

Using GIS to Map Drug Trafficking

Mark Altaweel

GIS has significantly aided police in crime prevention, notably in fighting drug trafficking.

Is GIS Use in Crime Analysis Effective at Curbing Crime?

Caitlin Dempsey

A new study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found that the use of GIS is widespread in analyzing crime ...

Crime Mapping and Analysis

Caitlin Dempsey

The advent of easy-to-use GIS applications has allowed crime mapping and analysis to flourish within law enforcement agencies.

Crime Mapping and the Los Angeles Police

Caitlin Dempsey

The Los Angeles Police Department’s attempts at providing public mapping has not been without its issues and embarrassments. Chronicled here ...

Geographic Profiling

Caitlin Dempsey

The geographic profiling concept proposes that criminals tend to commit acts of crimes within a comfort zone located near but not too close to their residence.