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Predictive Analytics: Beyond Policing

The concept of predictive policing has been embraced by a growing number of law enforcement agencies as an effective tool to reduce crime rates and victimization. Predictive policing is the practice of applying analytical techniques to large crime datasets to enable law enforcement to identify where and when specific crimes are most likely to...

Defining Predictive Policing

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 3:13:51 AM in Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Predictive Policing, PredPol

Predictive Policing and Crime Displacement

The Myth of Crime Displacement

This post addresses the myth of crime displacement, which simply describes the expectation that crime moves from one area to another due to police prevention efforts.

Alhambra Police's Success with PredPol Featured in International Newspaper

Alhambra, California Police Department's usage of PredPol (and the success with the program) was highlighted in the international publication Global Times.  Here is the story:

Washington Post Highlights PredPol in Predictive Analytics Story

The Washington Post highlighted PredPol's partnership with the Santa Cruz Police Department in a feature story today on predictive analytics.The story talks about the usage of predictive analytics in law enforcement and the successes throughout the greater Washington, DC region.

PredPol Algorithm Credited for Reduced Crime

It looks like an algorithm from startup PredPol is successfully reducing crime, we learn in “ L.A. Cops Embrace Crime-Predicting Algorithm” at MIT’s Technology Review. The analysis software, previously tested in Santa Cruz, CA, was recently used in a Los Angeles precinct, and officials were pleased with the results.


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