Finding crime patterns in Montgomery County US

Montgomery is a county in the Maryland US located on the east coast Montgomery County, Maryland.

Improvement of various aspects of social life entitles a proactive and reactive analysis. With this in mind I will be looking to to find patterns by performing time, location and crime classification analysis. For this project I will heavily rely on graph visualization as a picture  is worth a thousand words.

Here are some conclusion highlights:

Time analysis:

  • Most of the crimes are committed Tuesday.
  • On 24 hour basis most of the crimes are committed between 7 a.m – 11 p.m.
  • October has the highest crime count.

Classification analysis:

  • Violent/Non-Violent crimes rates are pretty even 42.8%/57.2%.

Location analysis:

  • Cities with highest crime counts are : Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg.
  • Most of the crimes happen in the street, residence or parking lot.
  • Silver Spring Police District has the highest crime rates.

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