Crime / Law

Australian Federal Authorities Are Using Big Data To Predict Crime

15th May `14, 12:24 PM in Crime / Law

The Australian Crime Commission is now able to predict crime trends across the nation after spending $14.5 million…

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The Australian Crime Commission is now able to predict crime trends across the nation after spending $14.5 million over the last four years developing big data systems.

The ACC’s Project Fusion marks a shift into data-driven proactive law enforcement and is now at a point where the commission can start looking for trends and patterns across the nation, including scanning data for signals of emerging criminal threats.

Speaking about the possibilities big data is opening up in crime prevention at the CeBIT tech conference in Sydney this month, ACC chief information officer Maria Milosavljevic said the commission was using aspects of data mining to trawl through data sets looking for patterns and potentially predicting emerging crime issues and trends across the country.

“Being able to deal with big data is making Australia safer,” she said.

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