LAPD Division Credits PredPol for No Crime Day

From NBC Los Angeles: Story can be found here A new tool Los Angeles police say makes them better crime fighters isn’t a gun, but a computer. The LAPD is using a high tech crime-fighting technique known as “predictive policing” and it seems to have scored its biggest success. Police said they enjoyed a day […]

PredPol Partners LAPD-Foothill Records Day Without Crime!

Early PredPol adopters Los Angeles Police (Foothill Division) recorded a day without reported crime – the first known instance of such an event. The following comes from the LAPD Media Advisory: On Thursday, February 13, 2014, LAPD’s Foothill Area recorded ZERO Part I crimes for the 24 hour period. This is the first time we […]

Alhambra Police Laud PredPol Successes

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in Los Angeles Police, Predictive Policing, PredPol, UCLA

From the Pasadena Star News – February 11, 2014 By Zen Vuong ALHAMBRA >> A year after the Police Department implemented predictive policing software, car burglaries and vehicle thefts have decreased, Chief Mark Yokoyama said. In January 2013, Alhambra was the first law-enforcement agency in Southern California to have citywide implementation of PredPol, a cloud-based […]

PredPol Featured on NBC Chicago

Story by: Phil Rodgers Chicago police have successfully put a dent in what was a soaring murder rate in 2012 by flooding problem areas with officers and an overtime bill that topped $90 million this year. But what if a police department could fight crime with existing manpower by knowing where crimes are going to […]

Wall Street Journal Features PredPol – Arrests Made During Ride-Along

The Wall Street Journal did a ride-along with Los Angeles Police to learn more about the predictive policing program PredPol. During the ride, in the predicted zones, two arrests were made. Check out the video here: http://live.wsj.com/video/can-crime-prediction-software-stop-criminals/541B84BC-8DC6-46FF-8692-6FFFC7DDA2E6.html?KEYWORDS=predpol#!541B84BC-8DC6-46FF-8692-6FFFC7DDA2E6    

Government Technology Magazine Features PredPol Deployment in Tacoma

The most recent issue of Government Technology Magazine highlighted the success of PredPol’s predictive policing software in deployments in Tacoma, Washington and Santa Cruz, CA. The article, Predicting the Epicenter of Crime: Analytics Tool Cuts Crime Rates, explained how PredPol works and how it is being deployed in the field. Here is the article written […]

LAPD Predicting Crime with PredPol – KQED California Report

KQED (NPR Affiliate) ran a story on PredPol and Los Angeles Police on their recent California Report show. Here is an excerpt (and full link below): In an age of big data, California police departments are getting in on the action. In Los Angeles, the LAPD now uses software for what it calls “predictive policing”—anticipating […]

San Diego Union-Tribune Newspaper Highlights PredPol

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 in Los Angeles Police, Predictive Policing, PredPol, UCLA

The San Diego Union Tribune featured Carlsbad Police’s deployment of PredPol in a recent article – here is an excerpt: It appears that the Carlsbad Police Department will become the first law enforcement agency in San Diego County to use crime-prediction software, a trendy new tool credited with reducing crime in Los Angeles, Memphis and […]

PredPol Slashes Crime in North Kent

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in LAPD, Los Angeles Police, PredPol

From Kent Online – by James Snaith A tough Los Angeles style of policing – which predicts crime before it happens – has seen street violence in north Kent slashed by 6%. Sounding more like a Hollywood blockbuster than crime-fighting in the county, the idea originated in the Californian city. It has now been adopted […]

National Public Radio Features Seattle Police’s PredPol Deployment

NPR’s All Things Considered did a national feature story on Seattle Police’s usage of PredPol – in addition, NPR noted that Seattle Police have just begun using the predictive policing program for gun violence predictions.  The following provides an overview of the story by Martin Kaste. “Typically, police arrive at the scene of a crime […]

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