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Using Big Data for Crime Prevention

Jan 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Lucy Martin posted in Data Analytics, Government, Machine learning, Predictive analytics, Artificial Intelligence, ethics, Big Data, Crime Prevention, Predictive Policing

Imagine the possibility of preventing a fatal offence. This happens more commonly than the public are aware of, all thanks to technology. One example of crime prevention- in 2015, a teenager in England was taken into care after it was revealed he had been researching gun types and nearby school locations to possibly carry out a school shooting. Authorities were able to intervene as the teenager had been flagged as a vulnerable threat. 

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