Developed crisis preparedness to lead, communicate and coordinate place-based measures against system-threatening crime

Project: Research

Project Details


The purpose of the research project is to develop a common crisis preparedness capability, where the Police together with other societal actors at an early stage can identify vulnerable living environments and socially important activities that may be exposed to existing and new forms of systems threatening crime and antagonistic threats. Systems threatening crime can be shootings and explosions in public environments, antagonistic threats and attacks on the police, rescue services, and ambulance personnel and other authorities, attacks on municipal activities and government premises, and threats and violence against witnesses and representatives of certain community institutions. Central to the research in the project is to develop and apply the Geographic Information System (GIS) -based methodology Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) in a Swedish context. RTM is used to strategically identify and work preventively with areas with an increased risk of system-threatening crimes and antagonistic threats. RTM helps to systematically identify location-related risk factors and models how they co-vary in locations that produce criminal behaviors and expressions. RTM is developed at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Short titleRisk Terrain Modeling, krisberedskap och platsbaserad brottslighet
Effective start/end date2022/01/012024/12/31

Collaborative partners

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Social and Economic Geography
  • Human Geography

Free keywords

  • Risk Terrain modeling
  • RTM
  • Geografiska informationssystem
  • GIS
  • Crime
  • Fear of crime
  • Police
  • Living conditions
  • antagonistic threats