Crime Trend Prediction Using Regression Models for Salinas, California
Shingleton, Jarrod S.
MetadataShow full item record
Salinas, California has been battling an above average crime rate for over 30 years. This is due primarily to two rival gangs in Salinas the Norteos and the Sureos. The city and the surrounding community have implemented many methods to mitigate the crime level, from community involvement to the inception of a gang task force. As of yet, none of the efforts have had long-lasting effects. In a 2009 thesis, Jason A. Clarke and Tracy L. Onufer postulated that various socio-economic variables are influential on the crime level in Salinas. They characterized crime as a summation of homicides, assaults and robberies reported. Their thesis determined that to lower overall violence levels, officials in Salinas should focus on reducing the unemployment rate, the number of vacant housing units, and the high school dropout rate, and increasing the high school graduation rate and average daily attendance. A deeper examination of the data could lead not only to assumptions about how to lower crime rates, but also to a means of predicting future crime rates by using various methods of multiple value regression.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Onufer, Tracy L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-12);When a community is plagued by violence, the natural tendency is to determine how to change or reduce the violence levels. In the process, an equally important question of why violence occurs is often overlooked. This ...
Szechtman, Roberto; Gunes, Ersan (2005);We study two different operational scenarios for a regional air ambulance service-company which has bases in northern California. Two of these bases serve the land areas encompassed roughly in a circular area radius 100 ...
A kernel approach to the estimation of performance measures in a helicopter ambulance service with missing data Gunes, Ersan (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-06);We study two different operational scenarios for a regional air ambulance service-company which has bases in Northern California. Two of these bases serve the land areas encompassed roughly in a circular area of radius 100 ...