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Research Article

Distance to the Scaling Law: A Useful Approach for Unveiling Relationships between Crime and Urban Metrics

  • Luiz G. A. Alves,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Física and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil

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  • Haroldo V. Ribeiro mail,

    hvr@dfi.uem.br

    Affiliation: Departamento de Física and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil

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  • Ervin K. Lenzi,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Física and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil

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  • Renio S. Mendes

    Affiliation: Departamento de Física and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil

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  • Published: August 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069580

About the Authors

Luiz G. A. Alves, Haroldo V. Ribeiro, Ervin K. Lenzi, Renio S. Mendes
Departamento de Física and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: hvr@dfi.uem.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HVR LGAA RSM. Performed the experiments: HVR LGAA. Analyzed the data: HVR LGAA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HVR LGAA EKL RSM. Wrote the paper: HVR LGAA EKL RSM. Prepared the figures: HVR LGAA.