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Not At My Table - Political Discussions => National & International Politics => Topic started by: Chicken Little on April 27, 2006, 10:51:29 am

Title: "Data-driven" Crime Prevention
Post by: Chicken Little on April 27, 2006, 10:51:29 am
Tulsa's Mayor Returns From New York City With A Plan For Fighting Crime

News on 6 reporter Steve Berg says the big idea is what they call "data-driven" crime prevention.

That will be the heart of Operation Bullet Trap, which is Taylor's crime-fighting plan. Taylor says that "data-driven" methods have been used with great success in other cities like New York City and Boston. Basically she says they take the crime data and look for trends. Once they see what the trends are, they can target their resources on that area.
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Information on data-driven crime fighting:

Highlights from Boston, NY, and Eight Other Jurisdictions (http://"")
"Until the early 1990s, most (New York) police operations were reactive in nature: Patrol consisted primarily of answering calls for service in a well-defined beat and taking reports."

Mapping Crime: Understanding Hot Spots (technical report from the USDOJ) (http://"")
"...but the fact that people are not equally fearful of all places suggests that they understand that crime is not evenly distributed. People might be mistaken about the risks of some places, but they are not mistaken that their risk of being a victim of crime is not geographically constant."