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Noise Disturbances and Calls for Police Service in València (Spain): a Logistic Model with Spatial and Temporal Effects

Version 1 : Received: 4 July 2019 / Approved: 8 July 2019 / Online: 8 July 2019 (12:42:05 CEST)

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Seguí, L.; Iftimi, A.; Briz-Redón, Á.; Martínez-Garay, L.; Montes, F. Noise Disturbances and Calls for Police Service in València (Spain): A Logistic Model with Spatial and Temporal Effects. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2815. Seguí, L.; Iftimi, A.; Briz-Redón, Á.; Martínez-Garay, L.; Montes, F. Noise Disturbances and Calls for Police Service in València (Spain): A Logistic Model with Spatial and Temporal Effects. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2815.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2815
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16162815

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the presence of spatial and temporal effects on the calls for noise disturbance service reported to the Local Police of València (Spain) in the time period from 2014 to 2015, and investigate how some socio-demographic and environmental variables affect the noise phenomenon. The analysis is performed at the level of València's boroughs. It has been carried out using a logistic model after dichotomization of the noise incidents variable. The spatial effects consider first and second order neighbours. The temporal effects are included in the model by means of one and two weeks temporal lags. Our model confirms the presence of strong spatio-temporal effects. We also find significant associations between noise incidence and specific age groups, socio-economic status, land uses and recreational activities, among other variables. The results suggest that there is a problem of ``social'' noise in València that is not exclusively a consequence of coexistence between local residents. External factors such as the increasing number of people on the streets during weekend nights or during summer months increase severely the chances of expecting a noise incident.

Subject Areas

noise disturbances; residents complaints; logistic regression; spatio-temporal effects; socio-demographic and environmental effects; GIS

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