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dc.contributor.authorElifritz, Trevor
dc.contributor.authorCrump, Naomi
dc.contributor.authorKnuth, Dan
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-08T21:48:08Z
dc.date.available2015-09-08T21:48:08Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/73513
dc.descriptionIncludes Maps, Figures, Illustrations and Bibliography.en
dc.description.abstractMuch academic literature exists which suggests street lighting acts to deter crime. This analysis offers a GIS approach to the spatial relationships between person-on-person and person-on-property crime with street lighting in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. In this report, it is hypothesized that streets with higher densities of street lighting will correspond with lower crime density. By combining calls for service to the Madison Police Department with city maintained street light shapefiles, the densities of crime and lighting per 200 feet along streets were calculated, and their relationships examined. In doing, a moderate correlation between high lighting density and high crime density is observed. We believe that because of data limitations, our site setting of the most heavily trafficked areas in Madison led to such a counterintuitive result.en
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectCrimeen
dc.subjectMadisonen
dc.subjectStreet lightingen
dc.titleStreet Lighting and Crime in Madison, WIen
dc.typeField projecten
dc.typeProject Reporten


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