Summary Understanding crime can aid in allocating law enforcement resources. This project is intended to show potential correlations between poverty or median income and violent crime. Objectives Collect crime data from the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Study crime throughout the mid-atlantic including PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, and WV. Statistically calculate the hot spots of crime in the study area. About the Data The crime data came from UCRs submitted to the FBI from local law enforcement. Some data missing from FBI. Poverty and Median Income data came from the 2000 census. County shapefile came from ESRI and included 2000 census data. Data (continued) All data was stored in a geodatabase. The layer files used for data representation were stored in a folder with the geodatabase. Violent Crime/Hot Spot Model Violent Crime and Hot Spots Poverty Model Poverty vs. Crime Median Income Model Median Income vs. Crime Conclusions Poverty percentage expectations. Poverty totals overall Median Income and Crime in and around the major cities. Further Research Study property crime Study other demographics (education, race, median age) Study specific crimes rather than overall totals. Expand the study area.