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Dallas GIS Police Analyst Uses Geospatial Skills to Fight Crime

February 24, 2014 - in Projects, Security

Geographic information systems (GIS) has changed the way law enforcement fights crime.  Investigators now rely on actionable intelligence for mapping and analyzing crime patterns and as the use of this new technology continues to evolve, police agencies will…

Online Mapping Program Helps Assess Abandoned House Situation in Camden

November 25, 2013 - in Maintenance, Security

While abandoned property contributes to blight and crime in Camden, no one has ever measured its vastness. That may change in the coming months because…

Urban Greening May Reduce Crime Rates in Cities

March 27, 2013 - in Planning, Security

Urban planning is not only important to the strategic design behind a city's infrastructure, but now one study finds that the landscaping itself which…

Cell Phone Temporal Data Analysis Isolates Criminals

March 20, 2013 - in Analysis, Security

After a recent string of robberies in Italy, a new forensic tool that makes it easy to explore reams of cell phone data revealed an incriminating pattern: Leading up to and after each robbery, there were flurries of calls between members of a gang suspected…

Cities Takes Steps Toward Predicting Crime

July 10, 2012 - in Security, Smart Cities

IBM, as part of their "Smarter Cities" initiative are combining instrumentation, interconnection and intelligence to analyze human behavior to increase security and safety. "When you boil it down to public safety, people are trying to use technology to solve…

Los Angeles Police Improve Performance through Computer-Generated Maps

July 2, 2012 - in Analysis

A recent study suggests that computers could be better than seasoned police analysts at predicting when and where crime will strike next in a busy city. Software tested in Los Angeles was twice as good as human analysts at predicting where burglaries and car…

Trees Linked to Less Crime, Research Finds

May 20, 2012 - in Uncategorized

A new study looking across Baltimore City and Baltimore County has found that with few exceptions, the frequency of crimes reported in a particular block or neighborhood goes down as the tree cover gets thicker. Just a 10 percent increase in leaf canopy was…