Predictive Policing Blog

Attacking the Opioid Overdose Epidemic One Prediction at a Time

Countless people have been affected by the ever growing opioid epidemic that has ravaged our nation. The sheer numbers are staggering - the latest data from the CDC estimate   over 72,000 deaths in 2017 alone, a heartbreaking new record figure. According to a recent Washington Post article, this equates to  about 200 drug overdose deaths every...

PredPol's Stance on Privacy, Civil Rights & Transparency

Predictive policing is a broadly defined term, and for many people, one that invokes a distinct feeling of unease. Movies like “Minority Report” and recent stories about how Palantir is secretly operating in New Orleans do little to ease those fears.

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,...

PredPol, the Leader in Predictive Policing, Announces New Board Members

The Board of Directors of PredPol Inc. today announced the appointments of former Governor Martin O’Malley and noted legal scholar Thomas Jorde to the company’s board of directors.

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...

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.

PredPol Supports Community Policing

Predictive Policing with Continued Results

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 6:52:13 PM in Community Policing, Predictive Policing, PredPol

Law Enforcement agencies using PredPol's predictive policing software continue to report crime reduction results in every region it is deployed. Using only three pieces of crime data -- what, when, and where crime occurred -- communities actively using PredPol have confirmed positive change.

PredPol Is NOT Like Minority Report

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 1:00:03 PM in Community Policing, Predictive Policing, PredPol

PredPol Is Not Minority Report: It Doesn’t Focus on Individuals

This post was updated on January 2, 2018.

Too often when people hear the phrase predictive policing, they think of the film Minority Report. In this science fiction film, crimes are predicted and individuals are arrested on the basis that they will commit the crime in the future....