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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 3534824, 10 pages
Research Article

A Classification Model to Evaluate the Security Level in a City Based on GIS-MCDA

Management Engineering Department, Federal University of Pernambuco, P.O. Box 7462, 50630-970 Recife, PE, Brazil

Received 6 January 2016; Revised 13 April 2016; Accepted 26 April 2016

Academic Editor: Juan C. Leyva

Copyright © 2016 Ciro José Jardim de Figueiredo and Caroline Maria de Miranda Mota. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this paper is to map the most favorable locations for the occurrence of robberies in the Brazilian city through the multicriteria method Dominance-Based Rough Set Approach. Considering the city divisions with alternatives and evaluating by several spatial criteria, a decision-maker is building a preference model with based previous knowledge. Next, decision rules induced from preference information are introduced to the spatial environment to get the results. The decision rules can be seen as conditional part (represented by criteria) and decision part (assignment to decision classes). The rules classify all the alternatives according to security level. Moreover, the rules help to understand the social dynamics of the city and to assist in the proposition of strategies against violence.