Baltimore Mayor to Bring in Crime Fighting Strategist With High-Tech Policing Model

The researchers in California started with a question: Can algorithms that predict earthquake aftershocks be used to forecast crime?

The answer they found led to advances in predictive policing, a futuristic approach that uses data analysis and artificial intelligence to interrupt crimes before they are committed. Predictive policing has won over police chiefs around the country — and stirred debate among defenders of civil liberties.