Four Dutch cities go Crime Anticipation Test System




Four Dutch cities want to test one built by the Amsterdam police computer model that can be mapped crime patterns. The Crime Anticipation system is already used in the capital.

The CAS system , which was developed by the Amsterdam police and researchers from VU Amsterdam, includes algorithms that analyze information based on input statistics and data mining methods. CAS can project data such burglaries on a map, enabling the police to understand which parts of the city take place relatively many burglaries.

The necessary data to make predictions comes from various sources. Thus there are data on the social composition of a neighborhood or district in the system, as well as data such as number of burglaries. In addition, for example, entered the addresses of known burglars and other criminals.

According to the builders of CAS, the system provides all useful information for the police, because the certain patterns in can visualize burglaries and robberies, such as displaying “criminal hotspots in the capital. In the future, the accuracy must be further increased by, for example, GPS data from patrolling agents also be included in the CAS database. This would CAS yield less potential privacy problems because the relative instance American analysis systems not owned by a commercial party.

Meanwhile, four cities indicated to test CAS announces the FD. The creators hope the police eventually nationally will deploy. Also from abroad would police have expressed an interest.


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