A Fuzzy Clustering based method for the spatiotemporal analysis of criminal patterns

@article{Mayorga2016AFC,
  title={A Fuzzy Clustering based method for the spatiotemporal analysis of criminal patterns},
  author={Diego Mayorga and Miguel A. Melgarejo and Nelson Obregon},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)},
  year={2016},
  pages={738-744}
}
This paper presents a method for analyzing patterns of criminal activity that occur in space and time. The method uses the fuzzy C-means algorithm to cluster criminal events in space. In addition, a cluster reorganization algorithm is included to preserve the order of fuzzy partitions from one time step analysis to another. Order preservation is possible since crime forms relatively stable patterns due to the fixed shape of urban spaces and routine activities of people. The method provides a… CONTINUE READING

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