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...
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, 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:
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.