segunda-feira, 21 de novembro de 2011

Previsão analítica ajuda polícia no crime – antes que aconteça



Duas cidades da Califórnia são pioneiras no “policiamento predictivo”. A análise de dados históricos do crime produz mapas digitais que mostram onde patrulhar para evitar assaltos e roubos de veículos. (artigo em inglês)
 Capt. Sean Malinowski of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has just done something once unimaginable for a commanding officer: He’s given up control of deploying his beat officers to a computer.
Malinowski, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Foothill Community Police Station, is a pioneer in the field of “predictive policing.” That means using predictive analytics to analyze data, such as the times and locations of past crimes, to forecast where and when certain crimes are likely to happen in the future so police can stop them before they occur.
“We’re doing a rigorous examination, an experiment, for the next three months of predictive analytics and for the first time we’re going to rely 100% on the computer to forecast property crimes, which are the lion’s share of our crime,” he says. The experiment began Nov. 6.
Malinowski says he’s willing to make some sacrifices in terms of control if it means reducing crime in his jurisdiction.
“That’s unusual for me to do because, as a [commanding officer], I like to be in control of things, especially the mission,” he says. “But I’m going to give that up and I’m going to let the computer generate the geographic assignment of the missions.”

Para continuar a ler, clicar aqui: http://www.computerworld.com.pt/2011/11/17/previsao-analitica-ajuda-policia-no-crime-antes-que-aconteca/
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