GIS Solution for Intelligence Led Policing in Part of Atiba Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria
Nigeria is currently being confronted by serious security challenges which include armed violence, stealing, Assault, ritual killing, violent conflict between groups, rapes, cultism or gang violence etc. These constitute immediate threats to security and development of the country. Lack of organized system of data collection, storage and analysis has been the major problem confronting the Nigeria Police in combating all forms of criminal activities in the country. The seriousness of crimes and violence in our society have led many people in deadly fear and people haunted by fearful thought of being mugged in the street, assaulted or vulnerable for rapping Protection of lives and security of properties by the police is the one of primary key function and Atiba Local Government Area of Oyo State is not an exception of these security challenges .Police is being an official of government and society saddled with the responsibilities for preventing and control of crimes and to dislodged the activities of these criminals. The study was aimed at applying Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques in analyzing crime pattern to determine its effectiveness and forecast the need for intelligence-led policing in the study area. Methodology involved database design, acquisition of geometric data from Ikonos satellite image and attribute data through social survey. Georeferencing and digitizing of satellite image was carried out in ArcGIS 10.0 software and spatial analyses performed included overlay operations, spatial query, buffering and road network analysis while the final information derived from the database were presented as maps.
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