A content analysis of web-based crime mapping in the world's top 100 highest GDP cities

  title={A content analysis of web-based crime mapping in the world's top 100 highest GDP cities},
  author={Kelvin Leong and Stephen Chi-fai Chan},
  journal={Crime Prevention and Community Safety},
  • K. Leong, S. Chan
  • Published 5 February 2013
  • Engineering
  • Crime Prevention and Community Safety
The boom of internet technologies, particularly web-based geographic information system (GIS) technologies, is opening new opportunities for use of crime mapping to support crime prevention. The aim of this article is to review the adoption trend of web-based crime mapping in the world's top 100 highest GDP cities and access the current state of the art in the use of web-based crime mapping. We found that the functions provided in web-based crime mapping are less than in most traditional crime… Expand
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