Crime and the City Solution?

Another post relating to The Wire, kind of. The cops’ regular ComStat briefings were data-driven exercises in statistical jiggerypokery, trials by numbers. Now the Santa Cruz poh-leece are using IBM’s Blue CRUSH (Criminal Reduction Utilizing Statistical History) software to allocate resources to predict and reduce crime. See http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-10/santa-cruz-experiment for more…

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