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Table 6 Optimal four-hour deployment period

From: A comparison of methods for temporal analysis of aoristic crime

Method Predicted period Proportion of actual period predicted Thefts in predicted period
Actual 13:30-17:30 39%
Start 06:30–12:30 0% 14%
Mid-point 11:30–15:30 50% 35%
End 16:30–20:30 25% 20%
Known-time 15:30–19:30 50% 27%
Random 12:00–16:00 62.5% 35%
Aoristic 12:30–16:30 75% 40%