Monitoring crime-related feelings of unsafety with social media data

Monitoring crime-related feelings of unsafety with social media data

Samenvatting

Due to the adverse psychological and social effects of crime-related feelings of unsafety, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice (MSJ) researches these feelings with the yearly population-wide survey 'Veiligheidsmonitor' (safety monitor). In this project, we suggest a method to use social media data as an additional real-time information source which represents a new approach in the MSJ By measuring the relative amount of crime-related content over time as a proxy for feelings of unsafety, the results depict a clear increase of that content through recent years together with a strong association with crime-related real-world events. This method is a basis for future research toward real-time safety monitoring instruments.

Publicatiegegevens

Auteur(s):
Bollwerk, M.
Organisatie(s):
Utrecht University, WODC
Plaats uitgave:
The Hague
Uitgever:
Utrecht University
Jaar van uitgave:
2016
Reeks:
Geen

Bestelinformatie

Adres:
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Onderzoekgegevens

Werktitel:
Monitoring crime-related feelings of unsafety with social media data
Projectnummer:
ov201604
Operationele status:
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