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Project Details

City of Tempe Police Department
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GIS Technology:
Esri ArcGIS ModelBuilder, Esri ArcGIS Desktop
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SPARC has detailed records of crimes in Tempe.  The GRS lab reviewed 4 years of crime data in order to analyze hot spots and pick up temporal trends. The project included repeated interactions with subject matter experts to evaluate statistical analysis techniques in regards to crime behavior.

Our Solution

Geospatial Research and Solutions worked alongside Tempe PD to investigate what type of analysis suited the department’s needs. The project began by individual analysis of the crime data using a variety of techniques. Ultimately, GRS used Model Builder to develop a tool using the preferred methodology. The tool allows the client to input a subset of crime data which will then be analyzed and mapped allowing for more efficient police distribution.