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Friday, October 4
Fri, Oct 4, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Evergreen B
Concurrent Session - Influencing Public Policy Public Health

A Study of Spatial Misalignment with an Application to Urban Crime (306493)

Corina Graif, Penn State 
Murali Haran, Penn State 
*Claire Kelling, Penn State 
Gizem Korkmaz, University of Virginia 

Keywords: call for service, point process, spatial misalignment

The relationship between crime and sociological processes, such as gentrification, has been widely studied but with varying conclusions. There are some studies that conclude that gentrification leads to an increase in crime while others conclude exactly the opposite. In this study, we analyze a point process of exact location/times of calls for service (CFS) for crimes in urban areas. We create a framework for modeling areal unit covariates and this point process, through addressing the problem of point-areal spatial misalignment. We also have unique data on real estate sales, which will allow us to combine two point processes in our analysis. Through this framework and data, we create novel contributions about the spatial displacement of crime accounting for urban sociological processes.