Police software called Patternizr allows crime analysts in 77 precincts to compare robberies, larcenies and thefts to hundreds of thousands of logged crimes. Photo: AFP

Cybercops: how algorithms help New York police spot crime patterns

  • What used to be a labour-intensive and near impossible task – linking crimes across a major city – can now be done by clicking a button
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Police software called Patternizr allows crime analysts in 77 precincts to compare robberies, larcenies and thefts to hundreds of thousands of logged crimes. Photo: AFP
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