Browsing All posts tagged under »metrics«

MOTW: Cops, Video, Smartphone Penetration & Dropped Complaints

May 20, 2011 by

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At the SMILE Conference I gave a talk, and then moderated a panel, on the use of mobile video by citizens and by police. I gave a range of statistics I snaked from ComScore; in this article here I am also including some that were released by Gartner Group on 18 May. First I’m gonna talk […]

Metric of the Week: Europol Crime Report

May 6, 2011 by

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We might end up running some of this again in the Intel Intelligencer, because the release by Europol last week of its EU Organized Crime Threat Assessment has both a treasure trove of new metrics and a wide range of intelligence which is of use to crime and intelligence analysts seeking information on crime trends. This […]

To Hear What You Need, Stop Listening To Everything

May 4, 2011 by

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Twenty years ago, the problem with intelligence analysis was that you had to work really hard for every nugget of data and information you got to analyze, and in lieu of hard data, make inferences from things like socks in the dryer and tingles up your spine. Today there is such an embarrassment of data […]

PLI Podcast: Zimring on Crime Drops, Metrics and Midnight Basketball

April 20, 2011 by

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This week on the Police-Led Intelligence Podcast, we speak with Professor Franklin E Zimring, author of The Great American Crime Decline and (as we wrote a couple of weeks ago), the forthcoming 38-page journal article and book on New York City’s remarkable and sustained drop in crime rates since the 1990s, to be entitled: The […]

Building A Law Enforcement Intelligence Operation Center, Part II

April 13, 2011 by

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In Part I of this article and podcast, we spoke with Patrick Ryder, the commanding officer of the asset forfeiture and intelligence division of the Nassau County, NY Police Department. Paddy is back this week for Part II of the podcast. Download via iTunes here | Download this podcast For the past 11 years, Paddy […]

Metric of the week: Card and Dahl on Upset Losses and Family Violence

April 1, 2011 by

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The metric of the week is one that refers to a phenomenon that cops have sensed forever: family violence – specifically male to female violence – rises when a team that’s been heavily favored to win an NFL football game loses. The authors, David Card and Gordon B Dahl, state that two other recent studies […]

Metric Of The Week: Zimring and the Prisoner:Patrolman Ratio

March 25, 2011 by

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The Metric of the Week comes from the forthcoming work of Franklin E Zimring, author of The Great American Crime Decline. It’s a doozy. The New York Times‘ One Police Plaza blog claimed in early February that the 38-page journal article of Zimring’s forthcoming study of how New York City has seen a remarkable and […]

“Give Me Your Hunches”

March 24, 2011 by

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Last week, when Eric Olson joined Dave and me on the Police Led Intelligence Podcast, we were discussing ways in which agencies could better prepare patrol officers to gather and report on the rich intelligence they naturally come by on a day-to-day basis. Eric was talking about how he thinks about ways to automate thought […]

Two New Intel Publications

March 21, 2011 by

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One of the goals of this publication is to help disseminate information to the law enforcement intelligence community. We’re not trying to set up a new book review site, but we have often found blogs that point to new research or publication to be very helpful. So we’re taking the idea out for a spin […]

PLI Podcast: Eric Olson, Cyveillance

March 15, 2011 by

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Eric Olson thinks about how to reduce extremely large datasets to lists whose elements may be  numbered in thousands. His job at commercial intelligence firm Cyveillance is to focus on the areas of Phishing and specific online crimes including the sale of tobacco and counterfeit drugs, identity theft and child exploitation. Download the podcast here […]

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