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Data Mining and Predictive Analysis by Colleen McCue

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Foreword

We all know crime doesn’t pay. But did you know there is “prophet” in policing? Thanks to the fine work of Dr. Colleen McCue of the Richmond Police Department, Crime Analysis Unit, it is now possible to predict the future when it comes to crime, such as identifying crime trends, anticipating hotspots in the community, refining resource deployment decisions, and ensuring the greatest protection for citizens in the most efficient manner.

A number of years ago, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia formed a partnership with the Richmond Police Department to address the pressing problem of gun violence in the city. In 2002, we renewed that relationship and formed a new commitment as part of President George ...

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