Future Crime can now be Predicted with 90% Accuracy
Scientists have developed a new algorithm that can predict future crime a week in advance with about 90% accuracy...
Scientists working with the University of Chicago have developed an absolutely crazy piece of technology that uses a newly developed algorithm to predict future crime a week in advance. If this wasn’t enough, the algorithm runs at about 90% accuracy within ranges of 1,000 feet.
“We report an approach to predict crime in cities at the level of individual events, with predictive accuracy far greater than has been achieved in past.”
The authors wrote.
The findings of the new algorithm have been published today in the journal Nature Human Behavior.
The tool has been tested and validated using a plethora of historical data from Chicago surrounding two broad categories of reported events:
Violent Crimes such as homicides, batteries, and assaults.
Property Crimes such as burglaries, motor vehicle thefts, and petty thefts.
The data was selected for use because they were the most likely form of crime to be reported. to the police in urban areas. Historically, and statistically, there is a massive amount of distrust and lack of cooperation with law enforcement in the area. Also, the selected crimes are less prone to enforcement bias. Drug crimes, traffic stops, and other misdemeanor offenses often see instances of enforcement bias.
Read more on the tool and its uses HERE