Complementing GIS with Cluster Analysis in Assessing Property Crime in Katsina State, Nigeria
S. A. Yelwa, Y. Bello

One of the fundamental techniques to combat criminal activities is the better understanding of the dynamics of crime. Techniques are needed to categorise geographical areas according to their similarities in criminal activities that would facilitate the understanding of why and where crimes take place. The detection of crime hot-spot areas would enhance the policing agencies and policy makers to develop appropriate techniques for controlling and prevention of crime. This paper aimed at complementing Geographical Information System (GIS) with multivariate cluster analysis in assessing property crime in the LGAs of Katsina State, Nigeria.

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