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Police trials predictive analytics to identify future crime

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

UK police forces have begun trials of futuristic software designed to forecast the time and place of future crimes.

The Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History (Crush) system uses predictive analytics to process data such as crime reports, intelligence briefings and behaviour profiles to identify crime hot spots.

The system was developed by IBM, which has invested more than $11bn in developing its predictive analytics technology for helping businesses use data to develop proactive growth strategies.

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