Police Release “Pre-Crime” Smartphone App

Monday, June 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

App warns users about crimes “before they are committed”

Kit Daniels
Prison Planet.com
June 15, 2015

Swiss police have released a “pre-crime” smartphone app which warns users about crimes “before they are committed” based on criminal prediction software.

The app, published by the Aargau cantonal police under the name “Kapo Aargau,” sends users a “pre-crime” report for their area compiled by the Precobs forecasting software, which uses past crime data fed into an algorithm.

“The cantonal police of Aargau used the Precobs for a short time and comes to a similar conclusion: the system has repeatedly delivered amazingly accurate predictions,” the Aargauer Zeitung reported when the app was first being tested. “That leaves other cantons listening attentively; police forces from across the country are interested in testing the software.”

And across the world as well; numerous police departments in the U.S. are also using similar technology, such as the Miami Police Dept. which has adopted the Hunchlab prediction software.

Hunchlab reportedly allows officers to “best forecast when and where crimes are likely to emerge” using years’ worth of past crime data.

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