Predictive Policing
May 21, 2023
Predictive Policing: Like Weather We Can Now Forecast Crimes
Law enforcement agencies and the general public can count on predictive technology to make lives easier in this rapidly evolving security landscape by collecting, collating, and analyzing vast swathes of data.

Criminals, beware and be careful before you even think about committing a crime, predictive policing technologies are always tracking and analyzing your every move.

Businesses have long used data analysis to guide sales strategy and predict market conditions or industry trends. Now it is the police force’s turn to use a similar data analysis system called predictive policing to make their work efficient.

The use of technology to foresee and prevent crime rather than just responding to it is seen to have the potential to revolutionize law enforcement. Its flexibility allows usage in both online and offline areas.

Although predictive policing has attracted a lot of attention and shows great promise, there are certain misconceptions and hazards to be wary of when using these strategies. However, recent advances show immense promise in minimizing any scope of errors and making accurate predictions.

Companies such as TIBCO Software Inc., Microsoft Corporation, NTT DATA Corporation, and many others are introducing highly capable tools by integrating advanced grid mapping, heuristics, regression methods, geospatial predictive analysis, risk terrain modeling, and other analytical techniques.

As technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) become more accessible, portable, and affordable, predictive policing can be adopted widely. Cops will be deployed at the right place at the right time bringing down criminals and crime rates along with it.