Cluster Computing

, Volume 22, Supplement 3, pp 7135–7148 | Cite as

Identifying key influential parameters of high profile criminals through statistical correlation

  • Danish WadoodEmail author
  • Azhar Rauf
  • Shah Khusro
  • Shaukat Ali


Identification of influential parameters using data mining and statistical tools is an important subject of criminology. These parameters are further used in criminal prediction and crime reduction which is a well-known problem in law enforcement agencies. In this research, we have analyzed the 5 years data of the Prison Department of the Government of KP. More than thirty parameters related to criminals were cleaned, preprocessed and analyzed. Correlation of these parameters with high act crimes was identified. There are five parameters which have strong correlation with high act crimes that includes total number of group members, recovery of assets, total number of hearings, crime frequency, and total number of non-blood visitors. On the other hand, there are three parameters that have negative correlation with high act crimes which includes education level of a criminal, total number of dependents, and prison duration. The overall objective of this research is to identify influential parameters related to high category crimes and support the law enforcement agencies of the KP province in reducing the crime ratio.


Criminology Data mining Correlation Influential parameters 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danish Wadood
    • 1
    Email author
  • Azhar Rauf
    • 1
  • Shah Khusro
    • 1
  • Shaukat Ali
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PeshawarPeshawarPakistan
  2. 2.Islamia College University PeshawarPeshawarPakistan

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