This our monthly feature spotlight blog series! Each post will include a brief overview of a specific PredPol feature. We will cover the benefits of using the feature and how it works. This month we'll take a look at the Crime Audit Report. If you would like to see last month's feature spotlight on the Manage Crime Types feature, click here.
The team here at PredPol has decided to tell you a little about how we define predictive policing and our philosophy around it. We hope you come away with a better understanding of PredPol’s use of data to make cities safer, while at the same time preserving the civil rights and privacy of the residents of those cities.
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,...
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...
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.
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.