The Mirante is a computer tool developed in a partnership between the NEV and the CeMEAI. The first version of the system adopts as its spatial analysis unit the thousands of census tracts in the city of São Paulo and their respective criminal records. In the early developments, the Mirante provided a number of analytic resources assisted by visualization, with which the users could explore and understand the criminal dynamics in specific areas of the city. Between the available analytical resources is, for example, an innovative mechanism for computing access points and time views, revealing how different crime types evolved over time.

In the current version, the Mirante shows efficacy in revealing, fast and precisely, the spatial-temporal patterns of criminal records. Currently, we are working to extend the system functionalities, making it capable of extracting patterns from multiples data sources. Also, we are investigating how different factors, such as urban infrastructure, types of crime and socioeconomic indicators might influence the amount and the type of crimes.

Finally, we aim to contribute with research and knowledge to the public administration and public debate on violence, crime and public security, attesting the importance of analytic interactive tools capable of operating locally. The objective is to produce academic and social impact. This objective is being accomplished by the publication of articles, the development of studies, analysis, diagnosis and scientific research and, soon, by offering the public administration and by making publicly available a versatile analytical mechanism which allows one to deepen the knowledge on violence, public security and human rights.

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Meeting in São Paulo seeks to develop collaborations between CEPIDs
The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPID) of FAPESP got together to foster the interaction between the institutions. The objective of the meeting was to present the work each Center develops and to discuss possible collaborative studies.

Data science is a key discipline for the development of knowledge
In an interview to Jornal da USP no Ar, Professor Gustavo Nonato, from the Institute of Math Sciences and Computing and CEMEAI, talks about the informational revolution and exemplifies the application of the data science in the collaboration of his Department with the Center for the Study of Violence (NEV), with the objective of managing great amounts of information.

UrbanSus Seminars – Urban Sustainability: Innovation in Urban Public Policies
The UrbanSus Seminars are dedicated to the theme “Innovation in Urban Public Policies”. In this edition, the Pannel III, about innovation in Security will have the participation of Luís Gustavo Nonato (CeMEAI), Marcelo Batista Nery, Bruno Paes Manso e Letícia Pereira Simões Gomes (NEV), among others.