Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Jessica Wells, Ph.D.
J. Cody Jorgensen, Ph.D.
William R. King, Ph.D.
Provisions of the Clery Act require institutional reporting of crime on college campuses. Using the Clery Act data from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, this study examines crime type fluctuation through seasonal patterns using a hot spot analysis. The data are mapped to identify geospatial patterns of crime through the seasons. This study investigates if certain crime types peak depending on the season and if the introduction of resident housing locations shift hot spots around campus using 2012-2018 Boise State Crime Logs. Results illustrate varying patterns of crime on campus through the seasons but general stability in the spatial distribution of crime. These findings may help allocate resources for campus safety most effectively across seasons.
Armenta Rojas, Karen Zahid, "Hot Spots of Crime: Seasonal Patterning of Campus Crime" (2020). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1691.