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I can throw in 2 cents on this subject. First, I would not use population of a point-of-interest as the sole normalizer in a crime analysis. Crime is more tied to the combination of population, economic activity and social factors at both the POI and surrounding area. Below are examples of some of the factors in developing an algorithm: The population of ...


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As suggested, it really depends on what you're trying to do with these data. While there is strength in normalizing by pops, by transitional populations (more assumptions created here) those approaches meet certain needs. Providing bare counts is helpful but y'all seem to do that in Chicago already. For a lot of our violence prevention work and for ...


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