These models and simulations have been tagged “Analytics”.
This is a system dynamic model. This model
is simulating the problem that is occurring in the town of Bourke NSW. It
represents that as there is a lack of activities for the youth to participate in
they take part in crime to satisfy their boredom. So, the model demonstrates what
happens to the crime rates of the youth when more community investment is put
in as well as what happens to crime when police presence is increased in
Bourke. This simulation is displayed over 5 years monthly.
<!- Community investment is
distributed equally between all the activities.
2. Community investment affects
participation rates and reduces the crime rates.
3. The number of police affects
the caught rate of crimes
4. When investment increases crime
5. When police presence increases
crime rates decreases but the number of youth caught increases
6. The minimum amount in detention
is 3 months so there is a 3-month delay – also detention released occur every 3
months and they are released in batches.
7. The amount being released corresponds
to the amount caught
Police (5), Community Investment (0) – this
is a based result showing crime is high and the caught rate is low with no
Police (30), Community Investment (0) – it shows
crime is decreasing and amount caught is increasing as more police are present
Police (45), Community Investment (0.2) – it
displays that crime is decreasing and the other activities are becoming more
popular and is satisfying the youths boredom as well. Boredom also decreases.
Police (65), Community Investment (0.4) - crime and boredom have reduced dramatically
due to an increase in investment. Also, the caught rate is becoming more
frequent. Also sporting and tafe activities are becoming more prevalent.
Police (100), Community Investment (0.5) – Max
police and community investment, shows crime, boredom and amount caught have
diminished. Sport and tafe have increase rapidly.
<!- Variables involved:
<!- Community investment – is an adjusted variable as it displays the
increase in investment in the community showing a maximum of 50% and a minimum
of 5%. This variable can be adjusted with the community investment slider.
<!- Caught variable – it determines the rate of being caught by
dividing the amount of police by 100 to get a percentage. This is fixed, but is
adjusted by the police stock. This variable can be adjusted with the police
Educated Rate - is a fixed variable with a if statement saying once crime is lower than 100 people more people are leaving tafe educated.This is to show that the rate changes once crime decreases.
Leaving rate - is a variable that is fixed with a if statement saying once crime reaches less than a 100 it reduces the amount leaving. This is to show that the rate changes once crime decreases.
Tafe - Trade skills, Hospitality, vet, personal training
Sport - AFL, Rugby, Netball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cricket
Boredom - in the community walking around the streets, at home doing nothing and looking for trouble.
Youth - population of youth
Crime - Stealing, breaking and entering, drinking under age, taking illegal substances, assault and destroying property.
Caught - gets caught by police.
Police - on duty to take of the community.
Detention - jail/juvenile detention is the punishment for the crimes.