Mining the Criminal Data of Rio de Janeiro: Analyzing the Impact of the Pacifying Police Units Deployment

  • Cassio Almeida
  • Sonia F. Gonzalez
  • Pedro C. L. Souza
  • Simone D. J. Barbosa
  • Hélio Lopes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10657)

Abstract

Rio de Janeiro is recognized as a violent city, but the pacifying police program was established with the goal to modify this situation. This paper shows that after six years and many pacified communities, the program has had an impact on the decrease of violent deaths with effects both before and after the deployment of the pacifying police units (UPPs). We also evidence a spatial dynamic where the neighboring areas to the UPPs present a more pronounced decrease. Those results raise new issues in the analysis of public safety.

Keywords

Spatial-temporal analysis Data mining Public security Difference-in-differences 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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