Predictive Policing Blog

Open Up Your Own Data With PredPol's NEW APIs

PredPol recently released our developer APIs and we’re very excited about it. API is a computer-speak acronym that means “application program interface.” In layman’s terms, an API is a software service that lets different applications share data with each other securely. This is a major step for PredPol as we evolve into becoming a broad law...

So You Think You Can Build Your Own Predictive Policing Platform?

The use of proactive police patrols to deter crime in targeted areas is a core concept of police operations. The reasoning behind this is that the presence of a police officer increases the risk for a potential offender and therefore has a deterrent effect. Predictive policing is simply the use of data analytics to make patrol recommendations that...

Feature Spotlight: NEW! Custom Boxes

This month we are pleased to announce our newest feature, Custom Boxes!

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

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.

PredPol Named to GovTech100 List for 3rd Straight Year

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, 16 January 2018: PredPol, the market leader in predictive policing, announced on January 16th that it has been added to the prestigious GovTech100 list for the third consecutive year. The GovTech100 list was created by Government Technology magazine to recognize innovative technology companies making a meaningful impact...