Topological Analysis of Criminal Activity Networks: Enhancing Transportation Security

In this paper, the authors examine the use of criminal activity networks (CANs) to analyze information from law enforcement and other sources to provide value for transportation and border security. The authors study the topological characteristics of CAN individuals and vehicles in a multiple jurisdiction scenario. They identify the advantages of exploring the relationships of individuals and vehicles. They find that utilizing information from multiple jurisdictions provides higher quality leads by reducing the average shortest-path lengths. The authors note that the inclusion of vehicular relationships and border-crossing information generates more investigative leads which can then aid in securing the border and transportation infrastructure.

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  • Authors:
    • Kaza, Siddharth
    • Xu, Jennifer
    • Marshall, Byron
    • Chen, Hsinchun
  • Publication Date: 2009-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01142669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2009 6:47PM