Contextual Analysis of Crime

Furman and Huff in Chinatown-X3In a three-way partnership, ACE, the Neighbourhoods Branch of Community Services and the Edmonton Police Service worked together in finding a way to leverage advanced analytics to provide actionable insights for the Neighbourhood Empowerment Teams (NET).

The insights from this project helped to move the business away from responding to the occurrences of crime of yesterday to taking a truly preventative approach to crime in the City of Edmonton. 233 social, physical and environmental geo-spatial factors were evaluated by advanced machine learning algorithms, generating 92 highly significant rule sets that are used
by NET to find new ways of addressing crime issues.