P. Jeffrey Brantingham 



Cumulative number of victims shot in Los Angeles in 2021 compared with 2016-2020. The number of victims shot in non-gang crimes exceeded the number shot in gang-crimes for the first time.


Crime is ubiquitous in human societies. My research focuses on modeling and measuring the fundamental dynamics of crime patterns using cutting-edge mathematical methods. My goal is to translate these models into practical tools for use by police and communities in combating crime.

My work on crime is in collaboration with Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA), Sean Malinowski (LAPD), George Mohler (Santa Clara), Martin Short (Georgia Tech), and George Tita (UC Irvine).

Gun violence hotspots in Chicago