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Gauging a towns' risk of crime
is a complex process, which result is best reviewed in that
town's relative position to the national crime rate as based on a scientific process reviewing observed and expected (predicted) rates for the diverse socio-economic, landuse and crime parameters.
The RISC MODEL investigates each town and
village in Malta at NUTS 5 level (Local Councils) of which
there are 68 in the Maltese Islands: 54 in Malta and 14 in
Based on data from 1998 onwards, each town
is analysed for its risk of crime on an annual basis by types
of crime of which there are 18 main categories: 17 thematic
categories and a Grand Total category. The risk of crime looks
at the offences in each town and gauges its risk of offence
as against the national rate.
The analysis results in a league table of
Maltese town's risk of crime. The table shows those Local
Councils that are the safest to live in, the ones in between
and those that are the worst off.
In addition, the rate of change over the
years are analysed and the Local Councils showing improvement
and deterioration are depicted. This section will be developed over the next few months a sthe main interest of the initial launching website is to introduce the concept based on 3: main crime categories: residential, vehicle and totals.
The Crime categories Review in the main RISC assessment is based on
11 Offence Types and the Grand Total of all these Offences.
For a description of each category click on the following
Each of the crimes can be further subdivided
into a number of sub-categories; for example Burglaries can
be broken down into theft from residence, bars, restaurants,
As part of a review of RISC Modelling for the
Maltese Islands, a number of analytical studies have been
carried out since 1998.
The results shown hereunder review three specific
crime categories from the list.