EXTREME SPATIAL VARIATIONS IN CRIME DENSITY IN BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND

Background

Implications

What are the social implications of steep crime gradients?

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Some typical neighborhoods . . .

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Crime Data

Crime Data
Baltimore County: Incident Categories, Year 2000

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Methodology

Block Clusters with Hi-Lo Adjacencies
(Southwest part of county only)

Crime density-Population density relationship

Density-Crime Relationship

MAUP!
(The Modifiable Area Unit Problem)

Crime Density and SES

Crime Density and SES

Field Observations

Conclusions

Questions?