Crime Analysis Based on Association Rules Using Apriori Algorithm

Sevri M., Karacan H., Akcayol M. A.

International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, vol.7, no.3, pp.99-102, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Data mining is an important technique used in many fields with the purpose of acquiring valuable information from big data. This study aims to reveal the relations between the attributes of independent criminal records. The NIBRS database, which includes criminal records in USA that are recorded in 2013, is used in this study. The association rules created by the Apriori algorithm have been used to extract the relationships between features of criminal records. The experimental results show that the association rules created by the Apriori algorithm are useful for criminal analysis. This study reveals the relationships between the attributes of different criminal records and allows the authorities to establish relationships between new and old incidents.