Analyzing Space-Time Dynamics of Theft Rates Using Exchange Mobility
State Key Lab of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, Wuhan 430079, China
Key Laboratory of Aerospace Information Security and Trusted Computing of the Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
De Key Laboratory of Police Geographic Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, Changzhou 213022, China
School of Geographical Sciences and Planning, Guangxi Teachers Education University, Nanning 530001, China
Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Environment Evolution and Resources Utilization in Beibu Bay, Guangxi Teachers Education University, Nanning 530001, China
Department of Sociology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44240, USA
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Received: 1 May 2018 / Revised: 21 May 2018 / Accepted: 27 May 2018 / Published: 2 June 2018
A critical issue in the geography of crime is the quantitative analysis of the spatial distribution of crimes which usually changes over time. In this paper, we use the concept of exchange mobility across different time periods to determine the spatial distribution of the theft rate in the city of Wuhan, China, in 2016. To this end, we use a newly-developed spatial dynamic indicator, the Local Indicator of Mobility Association (LIMA), which can detect differences in the spatial distribution of theft rate rankings over time from a distributional dynamics perspective. Our results provide a scientific reference for the evaluation of the effects of crime prevention efforts and offer a decision-making tool to enhance the application of temporal and spatial analytical methods.
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Tang, Y.; Zhu, X.; Guo, W.; Duan, L.; Wu, L. Analyzing Space-Time Dynamics of Theft Rates Using Exchange Mobility. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 210.
Tang Y, Zhu X, Guo W, Duan L, Wu L. Analyzing Space-Time Dynamics of Theft Rates Using Exchange Mobility. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2018; 7(6):210.
Tang, Yicheng; Zhu, Xinyan; Guo, Wei; Duan, Lian; Wu, Ling. 2018. "Analyzing Space-Time Dynamics of Theft Rates Using Exchange Mobility." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 7, no. 6: 210.
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