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Trouble with cold spots in Optimized Hot Spot Analysis

Question asked by DanielMSchwartz on Apr 11, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2018 by DanielMSchwartz

Hello everyone. I am running optimized hotspot analysis for point crime data. The hot spots identified in the analysis make sense to me but the cold spots do not align with a visual inspection of the data. My understanding is that cold spots represent low cell values (i.e., low crime counts as aggregated into cells using a fishnet cell overlay) surrounded by other low cell values. On visual inspection, it seems like there are many areas on the graph that are a lot “colder” than the identified cold spots. If anyone could assist with interpreting these cold spots, it would be greatly appreciated. I have attached 4 screen shots with the area in question circled in red. My email is