COMPUSOFT: An International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology 2020-11-30T11:58:45+00:00 Editor In Chief Open Journal Systems <p>Computer Science Journals - COMPUSOFT is a monthly computer and engineering science journal that publishes innovative articles which contribute new theoretical results in all areas of engineering and Computer Science, Communication Network, Information Security issues, electrical engineering, electronics engineering etc. COMPUSOFT is high impact journal of information technology having Impact Factor of 4.44 (Self Calculated) with the rejection rate of around 90%. We invite research papers, review articles, thesis in all the fields of engineering &amp; computer science. We are indexed in many renowned indexing agencies. International Computer Science and Engineering Journals have devoted Staff, Reviewers, Editorial Board Members, Experts, and Adviser.</p> A SURVEY OF BIG DATA AND DATA MINING TECHNIQUES FOR CRIME PREVENTION 2020-11-30T11:58:45+00:00 Sa'adatu Suleiman Sanusi Ahmad Shukri Bin Mohd Noor Noor Hafhizah Abdrahim <p><strong>Crimes remain a serious challenge to many societies and nations across the globe, despite technological advancement. Efforts by security agencies must remain a step ahead of potential attacks in order to effectively prevent crimes&nbsp;from occurring. The police stations and other related criminal justice departments have several large databases&nbsp;that can be used to forecast or examine criminal activities.&nbsp; Data Mining, the method of uncovering sensitive information from big data, is now an effective tool for combating, curbing and preventing crimes of all sorts. The main aim of this paper is to provide a systematic survey of how Data Mining techniques are applicable in combating crimes. In this paper, we selected widely applicable data mining techniques that were commonly used for crime analysis and prevention in previous related studies. A summary table of many relevant crime-&nbsp;Data Mining applications is included that will serve as a reference for researchers. Each technique has its specific use. Data mining methods are quickly explained to the reader that includes Classification, Cluster analysis, Association rue mining, Entity extraction and Social network analysis amongst others.</strong></p> 2020-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 COMPUSOFT: An International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology