Predicting crime with 21st century tools and experience | SmartPlanet
Law enforcement has been built on a core tenant: Bad guys break the law and good guys try to catch them. It’s a pretty basic, but effective approach especially when you consider that law enforcement agencies continue to see reductions in crime. The challenge is that this approach continues to prove that it’s time consuming and expensive.
But what if law enforcement agencies were able to prevent crime all together? Well, maybe not all together, but put a significant dent in preventing crime … in other words, predictive policing.

Predicting crime with 21st century tools and experience | SmartPlanet

Law enforcement has been built on a core tenant: Bad guys break the law and good guys try to catch them. It’s a pretty basic, but effective approach especially when you consider that law enforcement agencies continue to see reductions in crime. The challenge is that this approach continues to prove that it’s time consuming and expensive.

But what if law enforcement agencies were able to prevent crime all together? Well, maybe not all together, but put a significant dent in preventing crime … in other words, predictive policing.

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?
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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?

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IBM Smarter Cities Challenge: About the Challenge: Johannesburg, South Africa
In Johannesburg, the IBM team developed a five-year public safety strategy in line with the city’s 2040 vision of a smart city. During the three-week project, the team conducted an intensive review of existing initiatives and operations — key resource challenges, such as funding, expertise, and inconsistent business community support were identified, along with execution challenges and structural challenges. Five key safety elements were identified together with details of how crime prevention and investigation, asset management and infrastructure safety, crisis and emergency response, community education and engagement, and governance and integrated intelligence would integrate into a single roadmap for comprehensive community safety.

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge: About the Challenge: Johannesburg, South Africa

In Johannesburg, the IBM team developed a five-year public safety strategy in line with the city’s 2040 vision of a smart city. During the three-week project, the team conducted an intensive review of existing initiatives and operations — key resource challenges, such as funding, expertise, and inconsistent business community support were identified, along with execution challenges and structural challenges. Five key safety elements were identified together with details of how crime prevention and investigation, asset management and infrastructure safety, crisis and emergency response, community education and engagement, and governance and integrated intelligence would integrate into a single roadmap for comprehensive community safety.

Include in our smart city model the concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

All our ideas are around CIW and 911 solutions, but cities are moving faster, including this kind of concepts.

Crime prevention through environmental design is a multidisciplinary approach to reducing crime through environmental design.