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Crime Trends vs. Random Walk.: The pitfalls of ad hoc chart reading.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2012 (English)In: Nordic Criminal Statistics 1950-2010.: Summary of a report. 8th edition. / [ed] Hanns von Hofer, Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, Lars Westfelt, Stockholm University , 2012, 8, 79-88 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This research note questions the common practice of ad hoc chart reading without formulating a sensible statistical model of the data beforehand and argues that the random walk model should not be overlooked when analyzing time series of crime data.

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Stockholm University , 2012, 8. 79-88 p.
, Kriminologiska institutionens rapportserie, ISSN 1400-853X ; 2012:2
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Crime Statistics, Random Walk
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-76421ISBN: 978-91-979847-2-0OAI: diva2:526669
Available from: 2012-05-14 Created: 2012-05-14 Last updated: 2012-05-14Bibliographically approved

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