Law Enforcement Technology: Predictive Analytics

A relatively new law enforcement technology called predictive analytics uses algorithms analysing information to predict future times and places for crimes. This works best for crimes such as burglary or car theft. It is being used successfully to decrease crime by as much as 30% in major U.S. and Canadian cities.  Advances in this technology have increase its use and effectiveness but it just points out likely crimes not sure crimes. The way they use this information is increasing patrols in the locations at the times given. For more go to http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/29/police-using-predictive-analytics-to-prevents-crimes-before-they-happen/

Smash and Grab in Cincinnati, Ohio

Smash and Grab in Cincinnati, Ohio (Photo credit: cseeman)

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