• Mar'16Deliverable 2.2
    Analysing factors influencing the fear of crime from the citizens’ perspective
    Through this report we aimed to: a) gain a greater insight into and a better understanding of the multiple factors that influence citizens’ fears, perceptions and experiences of crime and the criminal justice system; b) investigate the readiness of citizens to adopt new technologies which are designed to address fears, perceptions and experiences of crime in the city.
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  • Feb'16Deliverable 2.5
    Platform architecture
    Various constraints from the technological, scientific and market domain have been taken into consideration during the task lifetime resulting in an adjusted approach for the finalization of the City.Risks platform architecture and to the various modifications that will be needed for its continuous adaptation to the user needs. The completed version of the system design will be validated against test scenarios to ensure that all the functional requirements are efficiently met. The elaborated architectural model will take into consideration all the parameters for the desired functionality of the City.Risks engine in order to avoid any “failures by design”.
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  • Dec '15Deliverable 2.4
    Use Cases, Requirements and Key Performance Indicators
    This report documents the use case definition, requirements analysis and design of Key Performance Indicators conducted in the City.Risks project. It uses the survey of the state-of-the-art conducted previously in the project [1] to elaborate on scenarios where the adoption of modern technologies can assist in addressing security threats. In the context of the City.Risks project, emphasis has been laid on using citizen engagement in criminality detection and response, building communities to improve citizens’ perception of security and to reduce their fear of crime, and using citizens’ mobile devices and user generated content as tools for gaining insights into security threats and for addressing them more effectively. To ensure a diverse set of use cases, several target user groups, such as citizens, tourists, government authorities, and security services have been taken into account.
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  • Nov '15Deliverable 2.3
    Fine-grained analysis of security threats in large urban environments
    The main finding in this report is that a large proportion of all crime occurs at a few places, and only a few people account for a great amount of all criminal victimisations. Places at risk for hosting crime are characterised by a high density of people, weak social cohesion, low socio-economic status among the residents, and located in inner-city areas. The presence of alcohol outlets and public transportation nodes are also expected to increase the risk of crime. Unsurprisingly, places already known for high crime rates are also at risk for subsequent crime.
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  • Sep '15Deliverable 2.1
    Gaps and challenges for addressing security threats in urban environments
    This document surveys the state-of-the-art in the areas related to the City.Risks project. Our analysis starts by reviewing relevant complete and integrated solutions in the urban security landscape. A total of 22 projects and 46 software and hardware solutions have been analyzed. Most of these solutions constitute results of completed and ongoing research projects. The survey focuses on the use cases, target audience, solution types, software platforms and data sources employed in the analyzed solutions.
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  • Jun '15Deliverable 7.1
    Project website and web 2.0 visibility
    The project website of City.Risks is created. In order to increase web visibility the site has integrated a SEO scheme and connected to social media channel like twitter.