Dubai Police have launched a new software which enables it to predict where crime is likely to occur next, according to its creators Space Imaging Middle East (SIME).

Crime Prediction, which is the first software of its kind to go live in the region, was developed in support of the UAE’s Smart Governance Initiative.

It has been specifically designed to complement the Dubai Police force’s approach to crime prevention and enhanced public safety, a statement said.

Crime Prediction analyzes existing intelligence and crime patterns from police databases and, using sophisticated algorithms, produces highly accurate data related to when and where crime is likely to occur next.

This intelligence in turn informs patrol teams on which districts may require additional resources in order to prevent potential criminal activity, the statement added.

“SIME is incredibly honoured to have worked on this ambitious project with Dubai Police,” said Mohamad El Kadi, managing director of Space Imaging Middle East… see more

source: arabianbusiness