Police Districting Problem: Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography



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Liberatore, Federico and Camacho-Collados, Miguel and Vitoriano, Begoña (2020) Police Districting Problem: Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. In Optimal Districting and Territory Design. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science (284). Springer, pp. 9-29. ISBN 978-3-030-34312-5

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The police districting problem concerns the efficient and effective design of patrol sectors in terms of performance attributes. Effectiveness is particularly important as it directly influences the ability of police agencies to stop and prevent crime. However, in this problem, a homogeneous distribution of workload is also desirable to guarantee fairness to the police agents and an increase in their satisfaction. This chapter provides a systematic review of the literature related to the police districting problem, whose history dates back to almost 50 years ago. Contributions are categorized in terms of attributes and solution methodology adopted. Also, an annotated bibliography that presents the most relevant elements of each research is given.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Police districting problem; Smart patrolling; Workload distribution; Literature review; Annotated bibliography; Predictive policing; Geographic information systems; Backup coverage; Mathematical programming; Workload; Response time
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Mathematical analysis
Sciences > Mathematics > Mathematical statistics
Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research
ID Code:64746
Deposited On:12 Apr 2021 15:37
Last Modified:13 Apr 2021 06:54

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