Technological advancements made in big data analysis has enabled companies like Wynyard Group and Splunk to come up with solutions like Advanced Crime Analytics to enhance the operational effectiveness of law enforcement agencies.
A MarketsandMarkets report forecasts that the global public safety analytics market will grow from USD 4.59 billion in 2016 to USD 11.29 billion by 2022. This translates to a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.7 per cent.
Another report suggests that the market will witness a CAGR of 29.39 per cent between 2021 and 2026. The estimates have been made while keeping certain factors like increased spending in public safety solutions in mind. For example, the Boston Police Department’s (BPD) investment in public safety increased by close to USD 14.6 million or 3.8 per cent in 2021 when compared to the previous fiscal.
Advanced Crime Analytics works on one simple fact – patterns. Despite coming up with ingenious ways and methods to accomplish their nefarious goals, criminals have forgotten the basic rule of the thumb. Humans are creatures of habit and tend to stick to particular routines.
Software like Advanced Crime Analytics utilize this information to produce actionable data points in the form of predictions and patterns which are used to apprehend miscreants before they can commit unlawful activities.
The ability to predict future events and create patterns to gain insight into a criminal’s mind is a huge plus point. This allows authorities to take appropriate action or anticipate certain events before they actually happen. This has the added benefit of keeping officials out of potentially dangerous situations and permits them to take the necessary precautions before undertaking an operation.
The Advanced Crime Analytics solutions on offer by companies like Wynyard Group, among others, also enables law enforcement agencies to solve crimes in record time. The data that is fed to analytic software contains a treasure trove of data points and information that would take months, if not years, for human personnel to analyze. Advanced Crime Analytics software can easily perform this task in half the time, with double the results.
The capability of Advanced Crime Analytics to produce conclusive patterns and data points permits researchers to feed information like genetic information and family trees of criminals and people of considerable interest. This allows the software to access a huge database in order to increase chances of catching hidden and wanted criminals who are evading the law.
No matter how careful perpetrators are, they always leave behind a trail which may not always be visible to the human eye. Advanced Crime Analytics solutions of companies like Wynyard Group have the ability to process data much more quickly than their human counterparts. Large swathes of data are evaluated and analyzed much faster than the human mind can process and trends more likely to be missed.
Big data analytics are being adopted actively by law enforcement agencies around the world. These solutions are being used to solve crimes as well as storing criminal behavior patterns, crime anniversaries, parole dates and conditions for future use. The wealth of data collated comes in handy in helping detect useful patterns that could keep people safer.