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Service Science, Management, and Engineering: by Dong Shen, Fenghua Zhu, Xiwei Liu, Zhong Liu, Gang Xiong

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Chapter 8

An Approach to Optimize Police Patrol Activities Based on the Spatial Pattern of Crime Hotspots1

Li Li, Zhongbo Jiang, Ning Duan, Weishan Dong, Ke Hu and Wei Sun

IBM China Research Laboratory, Zhongguancun Software Park, Shangdi, Beijing, China

8.1 Introduction

Criminal activities are a major risk factor for the well-being of society in many countries. Police patrol service is a critical instrument to combat the criminal activities with violent aspects (Reis, Melo, Coelho, & Furtado, 2006; Ruan, Meirina, Yu, Pattipati, & Popp, 2005). Because of the central role of the patrol activities in police functions, police patrol strategies are a topic of vigorous debate and have undergone many changes. Initially, patrol activities received ...

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