Implement an SPSS modeler that would complement their fledgling hot spot policing system
Manchester is located in southern New Hampshire and has a population of approximately 111,196 residents. The city had a high crime rate due to the heroin crisis they were facing and the Police Chief wanted to find a way to reduce the amount of crime that takes place.
Manchester PD was looking for a solution to help them understand where and when incidents occur, improve crime prevention by better understanding the drivers of the incident and improving forecasting for future events, and receive hands-on mentorship to make crime analysts self-sufficient with modeling technology. The ultimate goal being to reduce crime throughout the city.
Predictive analytics strategies and technologies can make a huge difference in crime prevention and public safety efforts, improving people’s well being in communities of all sizes. The Manchester Police Department wanted to make this kind of impact in their city, and chose to bring in Ironside’s Data Science team to implement Ironside’s Predictive Policing platform to achieve their crime reduction goals.
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Ironside’s Predictive Policing model allowed Manchester PD to see significant benefits, including:
“Initially, what the Manchester Police Department did was use the information that we had to try to figure out where to put our personnel to prevent crimes. Over a 3-month period, we did this and saw amazing results when it came to armed robberies of corner stores. It was actually the springboard into ‘there’s got to be more that we can even do with this.’ If we can do it on an elementary level, imagine what we could do on a level where we actually have algorithms and a system to feed all of our information in to get out the best places to put our people.”
“The technology is extremely easy. We’ve all had laptops in our cruisers for years now. It’s not new technology, it’s just another window that we’re opening up. It’s a map of the city that we’re all familiar with. I’ve had people from neighborhoods where their cars have all been broken into come out and thank me at 2:00 AM because they see the cruiser driving around and they’re saying it’s an absolute deterrent. They’re saying that their cars haven’t been broken into in weeks, so you’ve got that immediate effect that it’s there.”