Metropolitan Police Anti-Gang Crime Predictor Technology 1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4943
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What were the results of the Metropolitan Police's 20-week trial of the new technology developed in partnership with Accenture, designed to identify which specific gang members are most likely to commit a crime?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Anti-Gang Crime Predictor Technology 1

Answer for Metropolitan Police Anti-Gang Crime Predictor Technology 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The objective  of this trial was to prove whether it is possible to build a predictive model that identifies the group of individuals (linked to gangs), who are most likely to commit a violent crime in any four week period, as such it does not identify specific individuals.

It did, however, indicate that the highest risk individuals linked to gangs are 5.8 times more likely to commit a violent crime in any four weeks than the average individual, and MPS learning from this will help the MPS to track gangs and young members in future.