According to reports, the team’s newly developed algorithm works by analyzing historical statistics/data based on the previous transgressions and various locations within the city. The problem-solving calculation also divides Chicago up into 1,000 individual square feet tiles in order to help the administrators better assess the city’s most dangerous areas. It’s already being rumored that this new technology could be 90 percent accurate.
There is still no word on when and/or if Major Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Police Department will actually utilize the “urban crime prediction” technology but because their city currently ranks #4 in gun violence amongst all U.S. cities, there might come a time when they strongly consider it.
Source: Interesting Engineering