Data used to predict criminal offences

MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What assessment have you, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service made of the map-based forecasts developed by Dataiku which aim to predict future criminal offences across London?


Answer for Data used to predict criminal offences

Answer for Data used to predict criminal offences

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS produces its own predictive crime mapping system.

On a daily basis officers can access maps for 16 different crime types, at three different levels - borough / neighbourhood / safer neighbourhood (ward). The maps highlight 250m grid squares that show the top 10 / 20 crime areas.

From April 2017, the MPS intends to offer officers an additional crime mapping system, produced by University College London. This system shows the same crime types as the current model, but differs by highlighting streets or sections of streets that show the top 10% crime areas.

There has been, and will be, no cost to the MPS for the system produced by UCL and the MPS will have free access to the finished product.