April 11th, 2022

Universality of political corruption networks

Corruption crimes demand highly coordinated actions among criminal agents to succeed. But research dedicated to corruption networks is still in […]

March 27th, 2018

Crime prediction through urban metrics and statistical learning

Understanding the causes of crime is a longstanding issue in researcher’s agenda. While it is a hard task to extract […]

February 3rd, 2018

Unveiling Relationships Between Crime and Property in England and Wales Via Density Scale-Adjusted Metrics and Network Tools

Scale-adjusted metrics (SAMs) are a significant achievement of the urban scaling hypothesis. SAMs remove the inherent biases of per capita […]

February 17th, 2016

Rural to urban population density scaling of crime and property transactions in English and Welsh Parliamentary Constituencies

Urban population scaling of resource use, creativity metrics, and human behaviors has been widely studied. These studies have not looked […]

July 18th, 2015

Scale-adjusted metrics for predicting the evolution of urban indicators and quantifying the performance of cities

More than a half of world population is now living in cities and this number is expected to be two-thirds […]

July 2nd, 2015

Spatial correlations, clustering and percolation-like transitions in homicide crimes

The spatial dynamics of criminal activities has been recently studied through statistical physics methods; however, models and results have been […]

January 11th, 2015

We need more empirical investigations and model validation for a better understanding of crime – Comment on ‘Statistical physics of crime: A review’ by M.R. D’Orsogna and M. Perc.

Since the seminal works of Wilson and Kelling [1] in 1982, the “broken windows theory” seems to have been widely […]

July 25th, 2014

Empirical analysis on the connection between power-law distributions and allometries for urban indicators

We report on the existing connection between power-law distributions and allometries. As it was first reported in Gomez-Lievano et al. […]

July 25th, 2014

Distance to the scaling law: a useful approach for unveiling relationships between crime and urban metrics

We report on a quantitative analysis of relationships between the number of homicides, population size and ten other urban metrics. […]

July 25th, 2014

Scaling laws in the dynamics of crime growth rate

The increasing number of crimes in areas with large concentrations of people have made cities one of the main sources […]