Predictive Policing Blog

You Can't Manage What You're Not Measuring

How are patrol operations managed at your agency? How do you measure the impact that your officers have on crime reduction? These questions aren't always the easiest to answer. This is because it's hard to manage what you aren't measuring.

Preventing Crime vs. Preventing Criminality

How do you show that prevented crime isn't just being pushed into other neighborhoods? That is what’s called “displacement,” and it’s been a hot topic in criminality for decades. All of the experiments that have been done on displacement have pointed to a conclusion that is incomplete. For some offenders, if you take away their preferred location,...

Predicting Where & When Crime Will Occur Is No Simple Task

If one can accurately predict where and when crime will occur today, then law enforcement personnel can disrupt those crimes before they happen. But predicting where and when crime will occur is no simple task.

While crime may concentrate in some of the same neighborhoods year after year, the daily variation in where and when crimes occur is...

Newest PredPol Features Improve Insight, Save Time & Maximize Resources

From its creation, PredPol has relied on the input of patrol officers, command staff, and crime analysts to design its platform and features. 

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...

Microsoft and PredPol showcase cloud-enabled solutions for law enforcement at IACP 2016

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday at the 123rd annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference and exposition in San Diego, Microsoft Corp. and its partners showcased innovative solutions that demonstrate how the cloud and modern Windows devices are transforming the way law enforcement engages with citizens, improves...

The Benefits of Using PredPol Daily

Updated on December 27, 2017

We believe that it is important to note that PredPol does not reduce crime on its own. PredPol's predictive policing software requires the insight of veteran officers and crime analysts. We know that keeping your community safe is your goal, and PredPol helps achieve that daily.

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

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 9:13:26 AM in Analytics, Predictive Policing, PredPol, Press Coverage, UCLA, Customer Success

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: