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A Dashboard for Security Forces Data Visualization and Storytelling

  • Miguel de Castro NetoEmail author
  • Marcel Nascimento
  • Pedro Sarmento
  • Sara Ribeiro
  • Teresa Rodrigues
  • Marco Painho
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 31)

Abstract

Being security assumed as a basic right of citizens in the current model of democratic rule of law, optimal resources allocation altogether with budgetary constraints are a key component. In fact optimal resources allocation and budgetary constraints oblige an increasingly careful strategic management, adapted to demographic reality. The SIM4SECURITY project aims to build a technological solution to support decision making regarding security, based on the development of a GIS model and in the implementation of demographic scenarios. This model will allow policy makers, leaders and forces of command units and services in the planning and rational affectation of resources adjusted to local dynamics in crime prevention and crime fighting. To communicate the SIM4SECURITY results and support decision making, a data visualization and storytelling approach was adopted by creating dashboards containing the various dimensions and perspectives of the information were elaborated and are presented. The obtained outcomes show that dashboards are an important visual tool in the decision-making process by providing meaningful insights regarding security and in the location-allocation of security forces.

Keywords

Dashboards Crime data Demographic data SIM4SECURITY 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nova Information Management School (NOVA IMS)Universidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.IPRI-NOVA, Instituto Português de Relações InternacionaisUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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