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. Crime Displacement Theory Some might think that if law enforcement’s crime prevention efforts are helping to deter crime in one area, that criminals will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Computerworld Magazine Highlights PredPol Successes

ComputerWorld Magazine just published a great article on predictive policing and PredPol’s role. Here is an excerpt: The consolidation of data in a common data warehouse such as N-DEx is just the first step in improving nationwide investigations. The next steps involve the use of data mining techniques to predict where and when crime will […]

SacBee Online – PredPol Results in “Dramatic Crime Reduction”

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Dr. George Mohler, LAPD, Predictive Policing, PredPol, UCLA

Cities that have implemented PredPol, a computer software program that predicts when and where crime will occur, have seen “cliff-like” drops in crime often within months of deployment. PredPol is a secure, cloud-based software-as-a-service, developed by a team of PhD mathematicians, criminologists, and social scientists at UCLA, Santa Clara University, and UC Irvine in close collaboration with crime analysts […]

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 […]

CBS Atlanta Features PredPol Deployment

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 in Dr. George Mohler, Predictive Policing, PredPol, UCLA

CBS Atlanta featured PredPol on their evening new program – the segment highlighted the recent deployment in Norcross, Georgia and the early successes seen with the program. Here is the link. Copy below: New computer software is helping Norcross police officers patrol the city in a new way, based on historical crime reports, time of […]