Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Statistics and Analytics (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
resource allocation, meta model, statistical models, methodoogy
Proper allocation of law enforcement agencies falls under the umbrella of risk terrainmodeling (Caplan et al., 2011, 2015; Drawve, 2016) that primarily focuses on crime prediction and prevention by spatially aggregating response and predictor variables of interest. Although mental health incidents demand resource allocation from law enforcement agencies and the city, relatively less emphasis has been placed on building spatial models for mental health incidents events. Analyzing spatial mental health events in Little Rock, AR over 2015 to 2018, we found evidence of spatial heterogeneity via Moran’s I statistic. A spatial modeling framework is then built using generalized linear models, spatial regression models and a tree based method, in particular, Poisson regression, spatial Durbin error model, Manski model and Random Forest. The insights obtained from these different models are presented here along with their relative predictive performances. These inferential tools have the potential to aid both law enforcement agencies and the city in properly allocating resources required for such events.
Ek, A. D. (2020). Quantifying the Simultaneous Effect of Socio-Economic Predictors and Build Environment on Spatial Crime Trends. Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3847