A Discriminant Analysis of Commercial Burglary Versus Other Crimes in Savannah, Georgia

11 Pages Posted: 13 May 2005

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Lorrie L. Hoffman

Armstrong Atlantic State University

Alfreda Rogers

Armstrong Atlantic State University

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

We intended to classify which areas and days businesses are vulnerable to burglary versus other crimes (robbery, larceny, murder, etc.). By using discriminant analysis, we expected to pinpoint areas that have a high concentration of commercial burglaries, as well as which day it probably will occur. Business owners would be able to use this form of analysis, along with the information, to help determine where to start a business while minimizing the costs for business insurance, security, surveillance, and other needed necessities for a secure working environment. We found no identifiable pattern in our data for recent crimes in Savannah, Georgia.

Keywords: crime, commercial burglary, discriminant analysis

JEL Classification: R39, R13

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Lorrie L. and Rogers, Alfreda, A Discriminant Analysis of Commercial Burglary Versus Other Crimes in Savannah, Georgia (May 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=720222 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.720222

Lorrie L. Hoffman (Contact Author)

Armstrong Atlantic State University ( email )

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Savannah, GA 31419
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912-921-2083 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.armstrong.edu

Alfreda Rogers

Armstrong Atlantic State University ( email )

11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

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