Incidences of deliberate fire in West Yorkshire: Spatio-temporal patterns and influences on trends

Annabel Whipp and Nick Malleson
Arson is of increasing concern to both the police force and the fire and rescue service; the potentially life-threatening consequences of this crime, which is reportedly rising as a form of youth anti-social behaviour, make tackling the issue a key priority for the bodies involved. The study investigates the spatio-temporal patterns of arson in West Yorkshire, England, utilising a variety of spatial statistical tools. The aim of this project was to investigate the relationship between rates of arson and socio-demographics factors and to provide an updated case study of spatio-temporal patterns of arson in England.

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