Predicting 911 Calls Using Spatial Analysis

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 377)


A 911 call may be a result of an emergency medical need, fire attack, natural disaster, crime or an individual or group of persons needing some form of emergency assistance. Policy makers are normally faced with difficult decisions of providing resources to handle these emergencies, but due to lack of data and their inability to foresee the occurrences of these problems, they are caught by surprise. In this paper, we develop a model that will help policy makers anticipate the occurrences of emergencies. Spatial analysis methods such as hotspot analysis are used that can help policy makers distribute resources fairly by needs.


Spatial analysis stepwise regression hotspot analysis variable selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyCentral Michigan UniversityMt. PleasantUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCentral Michigan UniversityMt. PleasantUSA

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