Why Predictive Policing?
The National Crime Records Bureau’s National Report indicates 72,29,193 cognizable crimes in the year 2014. This shows an increase of 8.9% from 2013 when the crimes were 66,40,378. Crime rates are increasing at one end and they are finding innovative approaches and adopting smart technologies to perform crimes. Urban cities and metropolitan areas are the most affected regions by criminals. Safety of citizens is at stake in many leading cities. The installation of CCTV cameras is a small step toward safeguarding citizen’s lives however it does not curb the issue as a whole. What is required is a predictive technology that will curb criminal activities and protect cities from criminal attacks and offer a safe place to live.