Hello.

I have a simple question about the Average Nearest Neighbor Tool in the Spatial Statistics Toolbox. I understand, that the result is heavily influenced by the size of the study area. This shouldn't be a problem for me, since I am always studying the same city. I want to compare five different samples (incident data) to each other by looking the z- and p-scores.

The problem is, that the biggest sample contains 500 incidents and the smallest one 100 incidents. Hence, my question is: Is the number of incidents also influencing my results? And comparisons in that case are not valid?

At least it seems to me as if this is the case - higher number of incidents causes higher clustering...

Thanks for your help,

Jakob

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