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Keeping Pace with Criminals: Designing Patrol Allocation Against Adaptive Opportunistic Criminals

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Keeping Pace with Criminals: Designing Patrol Allocation Against Adaptive Opportunistic Criminals
Police patrols are used ubiquitously to deter crimes in urban areas. A distinctive feature of urban crimes is that criminals react opportunistically to patrol officers’ assignments. Compared to strategic attackers (such as terrorists) with a well-laid out plan, opportunistic criminals are less strategic in planning attacks and more flexible in executing them. In this paper, our goal is to recommend optimal police patrolling strategy against such opportunistic criminals. We first build a game-theoretic model that captures the interaction between officers and opportunistic criminals. However, while different models of adversary behavior have been proposed, their exact form remains uncertain. Rather than simply hypothesizing a model as done in previous work, one key contribution of this paper is to learn the model from real-world criminal activity data. To that end, we represent the criminal behavior and the interaction with the patrol officers as parameters of a Dynamic Bayesian ...
Chao Zhang, Arunesh Sinha, Milind Tambe
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Type Journal
Year 2015
Where ATAL
Authors Chao Zhang, Arunesh Sinha, Milind Tambe
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