Monday, October 31, 2011

Fighting Street Crime With Math

Oddly enough, this was exactly the plot of the episode of Numb3rs I saw last night:
UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research is based on patterns of known criminal activity between gangs, and represents the first scholarly study of gang violence of its kind.

1 comment:

maxutils said...

When are we ever goin to use this stuff?