PredPol on Current TV with Santa Cruz Crime Analyst Zach Friend (2013 January)
"Science fiction has become science fact" as Santa Cruz, California, crime analyst Zach Friend explains to former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm why his city of 60,000 people was the first to deploy the latest in crime deterrence technology --- and saw a 19% drop in burglaries in the first six months of use. Predicting crime is not the same as simply visualizing past crime by putting dots on a map. It's the difference between "rear view mirror" policing and actual forecasts that help police put resources where and when crimes are most likely to occur.
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