STL-FNN: An Intelligent Prediction Model of Daily Theft Level

  • Shaochong Shi
  • Peng ChenEmail author
  • Zhaolong Zeng
  • Xiaocheng Hu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1143)


Theft is a long-standing crime against property, which exists alongside the development of private ownership. If the time pattern of thefts could be found out well, police officers can take preventive measures in advance to control the occurrence of theft crimes. However, thieves are smart enough to pick targets randomly. This makes it difficult for police to predict accurately when and where the offenders would commit crimes. In this paper, STL-FNN is proposed based on a seasonal trend decomposition procedure based on loess (STL) and full-connected neural network (FNN),which is designed to predict daily theft level in order to find out when criminals are most likely to commit crimes. The empirical case of prediction of daily theft level in City B shows that the STL-FNN model is better than the other five traditional models for prediction of the long-term sequence (365 days). This model is expected to have high potential application value in the schedule of anti-theft activities planned by polices.


Crime prediction STL-FNN Daily theft level 



This work was supported by Natural Science Foundation project (71704183) and Beijing Natural Science Foundation (9192022). Also, it is grateful to the sponsorship from foundation of National Engineering Laboratory for Public Safety Risk Perception and Control by Big Data and National Engineering Laboratory for Public Safety Risk Perception and Control by Big Data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Technology and Cyber SecurityPeople’s Public Security, University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Security Technology & Risk AssessmentMinistry of Public SecurityBeijingChina
  3. 3.National Engineering Laboratory for Public Safety Risk Perception and Control by Big DataBeijingChina
  4. 4.China Academy of Electronics and Information TechnologyBeijingChina

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