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Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History

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Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History is an IBM predictive analytics system that attempts to predict the location of future crimes.[1] It was developed as part of the Blue CRUSH program in conjunction with Memphis Police Department and the University of Memphis Criminology and Research department.[2] In Memphis it was “credited as a key factor behind a 31 per cent fall in crime and 15 per cent drop in violent crime.”[3]

As of July 2010, it was being trialed by two British police forces.[1]

In 2014 a modified version of the system, called CRASH (Crash Reduction Analysing Statistical History) became operational in Tennessee aimed at preventing vehicle accidents.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Tony Thompson (25 July 2010). "Crime software may help police predict violent offences". The Observer. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  2. ^ Jim Ericson (21 July 2010). "A Cop When You Need One". Information Management. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  3. ^ Jennings, Richi (27 July 2010). "Minority Report is reality, kinda (and APIEpicFail)". computerworld.com. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ Crawford, David (September–October 2015). "CRASH Predicts 'unpredictable' in traffic incidents". ITS International. Retrieved 13 August 2019.