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Market Trends: Predictive Policing — A Growing Area in Proactive Public Safety

Published: 25 August 2014

ID: G00264426

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann , Anurag Gupta


Many police agencies across developed countries are exploring predictive policing. Strategists within the vendor community should use this report to understand the potential, developments, drivers and challenges in offering predictive policing solutions.

Table Of Contents


  • Governments Continue to Be Challenged to "Do More With Less"

Market Trend

  • Police Resource Optimization and "Doing More With Less" Drives Departmental Interest in Predictive Policing
  • Proliferation of Multiple Data Sources and Availability of Inexpensive Computing Power Spur Adoption Across Police Departments
  • Multiple Large Police Departments in U.S. and U.K. Dominate Interest in Predictive Policing With Others Closely Examining the Technology
  • Successful Predictive Policing Initiatives Are Marked by Co-Development Between Police and Provider

Contrarian View

  • Predictive Policing Is Still Backward-Looking and Fails to Identify "New" Criminals

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