South Carolina and California police using technology to help predict crime
The new Predpol system utilizes altered algorithms that are normally used to predict earthquake aftershocks. It analyzes the habits of criminals to figure out where they might strike next. Currently it does not work for every type of crime, says a Columbia, S.C., officer. For example, homicides are more difficult to predict. But officers Los Angeles, who are also testing Predpol, have seen a reduction in crime.
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