Kent Police Use PredPol To Prevent Violent Crime
The Kent Police Department used PredPol for a “weekend blitz” to prevent violent crime according to the Kent News. Here is the article:
Kent Police is continuing its summer blitz on violent crime and made a further 138 arrests during last weekend.
Using the force’s predictive policing data, officers patrolled the county’s town centres between Friday, August 2, and Sunday, August 4, where historically violent crime has been an issue.
Asst Chf Cons Rob Price said: “We are continuing to crack down on violent crime in the county. Summer months traditionally show an increase in violence on the streets and our officers are being placed around the county to arrest anyone who carries out this type of offence.
“Using our predictive policing data, and increasing visibility at these locations, we want to deter those who think of carrying out violent offences and ensure everyone has a safe night out…
Officers also arrested 126 people on suspicion of violence the previous weekend – from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28.