Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Predictive Policing

CBS News did a piece this evening on an "innovative" procedure recently implemented (last November) by the Los Angeles Police Department whereby they use a computer to analyze crime patterns to predict where crime will occur, so that they can shift police patrols in order to prevent crime rather than merely catching miscreants after they do the deed.

I could not help but start laughing out loud as the piece was presented, because the San Diego Police Department has been doing that for the better part of a decade. Our little backwoods city is sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of metropolitan areas; we don't get no respect.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

they're the one that assault and shoot civilians without provocation, right?

Jayhawk said...

Not in San Diego, no. You are blatting away without knowing what you are talking about.

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