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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.

Modesto Sees Double-Digit Drop in Property Crime with PredPol

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 12:41:30 AM in Predictive Policing, PredPol

Predictive Policing in Modesto

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Predictive Policing Technology Dramatically Reducing Crime in Large & Small Communities Across U.S. & Overseas

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 10:54:03 PM in LAPD, Law Enforcement Technology, Predictive Policing, PredPol

PredPol’s Technology Helping Law Enforcement Prevent Crime Before it Occurs

Santa Cruz, California -- Communities across the United States and overseas are experiencing dramatic reductions in crime -- thanks in large part to PredPol, predictive policing technology that is helping law enforcement prevent crime before it occurs.

5 Common Myths about Predictive Policing

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 9:09:55 PM in Predictive Policing, PredPol

While the term “predictive policing” has been in use for years, the growth of our software and reliance upon it has given us insight into common myths regarding its definition. This post examines 5 myths about predictive policing, discovered through recurring questions that relate to predictive policing using PredPol’s technology.

PredPol Atlanta Crime Rate Reduced by 19%

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 12:45:52 PM in Predictive Policing, PredPol

We're proud to share this story about Atlanta Police Department's success in reducing their crime rate by 19 percent since 2010, and they attribute its sustained reduction to using PredPol's predictive policing technology:

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 July 10, 2017.

Too often when people hear the phrase predictive policing, they think of the film Minority Report. In the film, crimes are predicted and individuals are arrested on the basis that they will commit the crime in the future. PredPol is nothing...

PredPol Partner Elgin Police Finalists for IACP Award

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 4:59:51 PM in Elgin Illinois, Elgin Police, Predictive Policing, PredPol

Elgin Police Department (Illinois), an early adopter of PredPol technology is a finalist in the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation. According to the Courier-News, a Chicago Sun Times publication, Elgin PD submitted an application "based on the department’s techniques and...

PredPol Honored to Present at NOBLE Conference

PredPol's Dr. Jeff Brantingham was honored to present on PredPol and predictive policing at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) National Conference this week in Michigan. The 38th annual conference, held this year in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has featured a number of outstanding speakers and events. To learn more...

Atlanta Mayor Highlights PredPol in WSJ

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 3:52:51 PM in Mayor Kasim Reed, Predictive Analytics, Predictive Policing, PredPol, Press

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal discussing the role of cities in innovation. According to Mayor Reed in the article, "National governments—in the U.S. and overseas—are all but broken and hold little promise for mending themselves in the future. As such, people and businesses will turn to cities for leadership,...

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner Highlights PredPol Usage

Posted on May 21, 2014 9:40:58 AM in Dr. George Mohler, Dr. Jeff Brantingham, Predictive Policing, PredPol, Press

In the latest issue of Police Chief Magazine, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner co-authored an article about his department's innovative use of PredPol - and how predictive policing has reduced crime in Atlanta. The story is below - for the complete link click here. We pride ourselves on being a department that is not satisfied with the...


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