Urban Security Analysis in the City of Bogotá Using Complex Networks

  • André FerreiraEmail author
  • Guillermo Rubiano
  • Eduardo Mojica-Nava
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


In an increasingly globalized and borderless world, fast access to reliable information about cities has become almost a necessity. From tourism to business trips and emigration, one should have a good knowledge about the destination to avoid problems and to ensure a good adaptation to the local region. As such, by exploring complex networks concepts and open data initiatives, this study focuses on the city of Bogotá as a model for security analysis, defined by official crime records and social strata percentages. In addition, a comparison of the previous data can be made with the location of police stations, as well as a urban traffic analysis. Finally, it’s possible to do a regional quality classification and a quicker and safer route recommendation, in function of the reliable data extracted from databases, obtained from specialized institutions, with national accreditation for this work.


Data science Big data Criminal records Network models Network visualization Open data Regional quality classification Safety analysis Social groups Urban network Urban security Urban traffic Complex systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia

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