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CrimeStat Program

CrimeStat Program (version 3.3) (ZIP 1MB) (Updated 2010-07-31)

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Notice to Users About Security Warning Messages When Opening CrimeStat Program Files

CrimeStat Libraries

CrimeStat Libraries (version 1.0) (ZIP 926K) (Updated 2010-09-15)

Documentation for CrimeStat Libraries (PDF 546K) (Updated 2010-09-15)

Sample Data Sets

CrimeStat Documentation

UPDATE VERSION 3.3 July 2010

Version 3.3 update notes: Part I: Fixes Getis-Ord G Bayesian Journey-to-Crime - by Ned Levine (PDF 1MB)

Version 3.3 update notes: Part II: Regression - by Ned Levine, Dominique Lord and Byung-Jung Park (PDF 1MB)

VERSION 3.0 March 2005

Part I: Program Overview

Part II: Spatial Description

Chapter 4 - Spatial Distribution (PDF 2.4MB)

Chapter 5 - Distance Analysis I and II (PDF 429K)

Chapter 6 - 'Hot Spot' Analysis I (PDF 1.8MB)

Chapter 7 - 'Hot Spot' Analysis II - by Ned Levine, Richard Block, and Carolyn Rebecca Block (PDF 1.4MB)

Part III: Spatial Modeling

Part IV: Crime Travel Demand Modeling

Additional Sections

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Previous Versions

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Version 3.2a (October 2009)

Version 3.2 was originally made available on the ICPSR website on June 25, 2009 but was withdrawn from the ICPSR website on August 28, 2009. During a reengineering of the CrimeStat code several routines were altered that produce incorrect results. This includes, but is not limited to Geary's C, Nearest Neighbor Analysis, Ripley's K, and the 2nd order clusters from Nearest Neighbor Hierarchical Clustering.

Version 3.1 (March 2007)

Version 3.1 includes a Bayesian Journey to Crime module and allows the use of weighting for the geometric and harmonic means.

Version 3.0 (March 2005)

Major improvements in version 3.0 added a crime travel demand module and several new statistical routines ('Moran correlogram', 'Convex hull', 'Draw crime trips', 'Spatial-temporal moving average'), incorporated network distance along with direct and indirect distance, allowed distance to be saved as files, and improved some of the statistics from version 2.0.

Version 2.0 (May 2002)

Major improvements included the saving and loading of reference files, an Options section (saving and loading of Ascii parameter files, output of simulation data, coloring of tabs), additional hot spot analysis routines (mode, fuzzy mode, Risk-adjusted hierarchical clustering, STAC), and a Spatial Modeling section which included the interpolation and Journey-to-Crime routines as well as new space-time analysis routines (Knox index, Mantel index, correlated walk analysis). Two more chapters were added to the manual as well as an appendix (in total, chapters 1-10 and Appendices A-B). Additional sample data sets were added for the journey to crime routines and for the correlated walk analysis routine.

Version 1.1 (July 2000)

The major improvements were missing value codes, 'dat' input format, Ascii grid output, directional mean and variance in X/Y coordinates, edge corrections for the nearest neighbor and Ripley's "K" routines, expansion of the K-means clustering routine, and the addition of Journey-to-Crime calibration and estimation routines. Update notes were added to the manual and a sample data set was provided.

Version 1.0 (August 1999)

The initial version of CrimeStat included a Data Setup section (primary file, secondary file, reference file, measurement parameters, input in 'dbf', shape, or Ascii formats), and sections for Spatial Description (mean center, standard deviational ellipse, center of minimum distance, directional mean and variance in polar coordinates, Moran's "I", Geary's "C"), Distance Analysis (nearest neighbor index, Ripley's "K", and distance matrices), Hot Spot Analysis (nearest neighbor hierarchical spatial clustering, K-means clustering, Anselin's local Moran), and Interpolation (single and duel-kernel). Output formats included shape, BNA, and MIF. There was a program manual (chapters 1-8, Appendix A) and a "Quickguide" to the program.