LONDON; October 27, 2014 – The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have completed a pilot program to develop an analytics solution to fight gang crime in London. The pilot supported the MPS to assess the likelihood of known individuals re-offending.
The twenty-week pilot merged data from various crime reporting and criminal intelligence systems used by MPS and applied predictive analytics to generate risk scores on the likelihood of known individuals committing violent crimes. The project targeted individuals across all known gangs in all thirty-two London boroughs and was delivered through Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital.
“The MPS is keen to make smarter use of technology in the fight against crime, ensuring we are intelligence-led at all times,” said Detective Superintendent Tim Champion, of the MPS Trident Gang Crime Command.
Speaking on the completion of the pilot program, James Slessor, Managing Director of Accenture’s policing and public safety business said, “This analytics project was the first of its kind in the UK where digital capabilities such as advanced analytics were deployed to help answer the critical question of who is more likely to commit a violent crime. Our goal was to provide MPS with an unprecedented level of insight and intelligence to help them continue to reduce gang-related crimes in the city.”
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About the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
The mission of the MPS is to make London safe for all the people it serves. The MPS aims to make places safer, cut crime and the fear of crime, and uphold the law. The MPS’s vision is to make London the safest major city in the world. The MPS employs approximately 31,000 officers together with about 13,000 police staff and 2,600 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). It covers an area of 620 square miles, with a population of 7.2 million. For more information visit www.metpolice.co.uk
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