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Math Helps Detect Gang-related Crime and Better Allocate Police Resources


February 14, 2013

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Social groups in a population can lend important cues to law enforcement officials, consumer-based services and risk assessors. Social and geographical patterns that provide information about such communities or gangs have been a popular subject for mathematical modeling. In a paper published last month in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, the authors used police department records about individuals' social and geographical information to determine gang memberships.Full Story

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