Monday, April 28, 2008

Agent-Based Crime Simulation

I just come across a blog called “Agent-Based Crime Simulation” by Nick Malleson who is building an agent-based model to predict rates of residential burglary. Within the model potential burglars are represented as agents, drawing from studies in criminology and artificial intelligence. The virtual environment is made as realistic as possible by incorporating GIS data (in the form of OS Mastermap) for the area of study.

While the model is still only a prototype, it is one of the first examples I seen using GIS in Repast Simphony, he has also posted a short video showing simple burglar agents moving around their environment.

For more information about the model and Nick's blog see “”.

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