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Analyzing Police Patrol Routes by Simulating the Physical Reorganization of Agents

  • Adriano Melo
  • Mairon Belchior
  • Vasco Furtado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3891)

Abstract

In this article we describe a tool for assisting the investigation of different strategies for the physical reorganization of agents. We show how the tool was used in the public safety domain to help in the study of strategies of preventive policing. A society of agents that simulates criminal and police behavior in a geographical region was constructed. In this society, artificial agents representing the police are responsible for preventing crimes. The organizational structure of the police is characterized by the existence of a centralized command that has the task of distributing and redistributing the police force in a region according to an analysis on crime and the factors that influence it. The simulation of different strategies of physical reorganization is a first step to better understand the influence that different police patrol routes have on the reduction of crime rates.

Keywords

Crime Rate MultiAgent System Police Force Artificial Agent Agent Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriano Melo
    • 1
  • Mairon Belchior
    • 1
  • Vasco Furtado
    • 1
  1. 1.Master of Informatics (MIA)UNIFOR – University of FortalezaEdson Queiroz, FortalezaBrazil

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