A Crime Prevention System in Spatiotemporal Principles With Repeat, Near-Repeat Analysis and Crime Density Mapping: Case Study Turkey, Trabzon

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Bediroglu G., Bediroglu S., Çolak H. E., Yomralioglu T.

CRIME & DELINQUENCY, vol.64, no.14, pp.1820-1835, 2018 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0011128717750391
  • Journal Name: CRIME & DELINQUENCY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1820-1835
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we investigated crime events with repeat and near-repeat analysis for Turkey's Trabzon city's crime data after standardization process on raw crime data. First, a new crime geodatabase model was created. All types of recorded crime data for events between the years 2010 and 2014 were standardized, generalized, and Geo-referenced. We gave certain locations to crime events with geocoding techniques. Then, we created density maps of crime events with Kernel method in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Repeat and near-repeat methods were tested on Burglary crime type in this geodatabase. Studies focused to applying prediction analysis besides showing current situation. These predictive analyses may be applied for all the security, intelligence, or defense departments at local, national, or international levels.