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PredPol’s Predictive Policing Software Featured in The Economist

PredPol’s Predictive Policing Software Featured in The Economist

PredPol was featured in The Economist with the Kent, England deployment the highlight of the article. Here is a clip: “The meanest streets of Kent are to be found in little pink boxes. Or at least they are if you look at them through the crime-prediction software produced by an American company called PredPol. Places in the county east of London where a crime is likely on a given day show up on PredPol’s maps highlighted by pink squares 150 metres on a side. The predictions can be eerily good, according to Mark Johnson, a police analyst: “In the first box I visited we found a carving knife just lying in the road.”

PredPol is one of a range of tools using better data, more finely crunched, to predict crime.  Click here to read the entire story.

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