The Use of GIS to Identify Drug and Non-Drug Related Crime Locations by Drug Users: Using ADAM Data From Charlotte, North Carolina

Paul C. Friday, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
Vivian B. Lord, University North Carolina at Charlotte
Pauline Brennan, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

Using data for four quarters of ADAM interbiews and urine tests, this paper looks at the issue and mapping of drug and non-drug related crimes by arrestees who test positibe for drugs. The analysis further identifies the critical variables associated with the different crime types and types of drugs using census tract and police district distributions.

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