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Viscrimepredict: A System for Crime Trajectory Prediction and Visualisation from Heterogeneous data sources

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Raj Ranjan


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© 2019 Association for Computing Machinery. Open multidimensional data from social media and similar sources often carries insightful information on social issues. With the increase of high volume data and the proliferation of visual analytics platforms, it becomes easier for users to interact with and select meaningful information from large data sets. The prevention of crime is a crucial issue for law-enforcing agencies tasked with maintaining societal stability. The ability to visualise crime patterns and predict imminent incidents accurately opens new possibilities in crime prevention. In this paper, we present VisCrimePredict, a system that uses visual and predictive analytics to map out crimes that occurred in a region/neighbourhood. VisCrimePredict is underpinned by a novel algorithm that creates trajectories from heterogeneous data sources such as open data and social media with the aim to report incidents of crime. VisCrimePredict uses a Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) algorithm for trajectory prediction. A proof of concept implementation of VisCrimePredict and an experimental evaluation of crime trajectory prediction accuracy using LSTM neural network concludes the paper.

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Author(s): Morshed A, Forkan ARM, Tsai P-W, Jayaraman PP, Sellis T, Georgakopoulos D, Moser I, Ranjan R

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: SAC '19 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 1099-1106

Online publication date: 12/04/2019

Acceptance date: 08/04/2019

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery


DOI: 10.1145/3297280.3297388

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ISBN: 9781450359337