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.
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: