CBS/FOX Affiliate Features PredPol Gun Violence Prediction Tool
SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–New crystal ball-esque technology can now tell police officers how to prevent a crime before it happens.
The Predictive Policing Company have now expanded its technology to prevent against gun violence, it says.
Central Coast News has reported before Santa Cruz Police, with the help of a mathematics professor, was the first in the world to implement predictive policing or PredPol. It combines existing crime data with what PredPol calls a sophisticated algorithm to target where crime is likely to happen.
“Most people might think that homicide would be the best precursor for future homicides,” said Joyce Shimizu, PredPol’s chief operation manager. “In fact, that’s not the case. We’ve identified precursors such as battery, gun violation as well as assault.” – more at KION TV