Charleston PD Using Computer Trending to Find Crime PatternsJun 12, 2012
By Schuyler Kropf
Charleston, S.C., Police Department is partnering with software giant IBM on a pilot project to better identify trends in armed robberies.
By plugging in a variety of data, including variables such as the season, time of day and even the weather, officials hope to speed up results and uncover weak spots through what the industry calls “predictive analytics.”
“It’s difficult to take that information and analyze it through human methods,” Police Chief Greg Mullen said in announcing the effort.
Source: The Post and Courier