Using Data to Keep Peace | The Atlantic
There is no proverbial silver bullet to creating a safer city, but analytics technology is assisting law-enforcement agencies all over the world to sort through information—part of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data we create and consume every day—to get ahead of crime. Having access to all that information is an invaluable resource for law enforcement agencies, but it can also be pretty paralyzing. After all, only a fraction of the bits and bytes can actually be relevant, right? But how do you know, and, more importantly, how do you find and act on it?