predictive policing http://www.kplu.org en Seattle police ready for high-crime season with predictive policing http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-police-ready-high-crime-season-predictive-policing <p></p><p>It’s known as the “Moneyball” approach to policing because it harnesses data to predict crime.&nbsp;</p><p>For a few weeks now, Seattle police have started their shift by consulting a map that forecasts hot spots for property crime.&nbsp;</p><p>The maps use red boxes to highlight areas where officers are more likely to catch a burglar rifling through a home or a car. The boxes are generated by software that analyzes five years of crime patterns to spit out reports highlighting where and when the next break-in could take place.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Monica Spain 8970 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle police ready for high-crime season with predictive policing