How predictive analytics can help law enforcement fight crime

Predictive analytics has the potential to equip police departments and citizens around the world with the intelligence they need to predict crime both in real time and in the future.

“Thanks to everything from automatic license plate readers to gun sensors, the real-time data available to law enforcement agencies continues to skyrocket,” writes Parul Bhandari, government industry solutions lead for Microsoft Worldwide Public Safety.

With Microsoft’s advanced analytics capabilities such as Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, police departments now have the capability to predict when and where crimes will happen in the future, Bhandari says.

“By building a crime analytics and predictions Power BI dashboard, law enforcement agencies can take advantage of predictive policing approaches to bring about safer cities.”

To learn more, visit the Microsoft Enterprise site.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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