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Data Mining and Predictive Analysis by Colleen McCue

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Behavioral Analysis of Violent Crime

“Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime ratesin the country.”

Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr.

Although the above quote might seem humorous or absurd, it makes a good point. In many ways, the key to reducing the crime rate is preventing crime. To effectively prevent crime, it is important to characterize and understand it so that it can be anticipated and predicted. Therefore, the use of data mining and predictive analytics to characterize and predict crime represents the first steps in the preparation of a comprehensive, information-based approach to enhanced investigative efficacy and meaningful, targeted crime prevention.

For better or worse, people generally develop their impressions ...

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