Measures taken to tackle the pandemic have led to some significant changes in criminal activity. As the country comes out of lockdown, it is unclear exactly what the ‘new normal’ will look like, but it is very possible that the geography of crime will shift as people’s working and living patterns remain altered. The pandemic has also reinforced the importance of data-driven decision-making in public services.
There is huge opportunity for policing to harness the power of data to understand the changing crime landscape. Predictive analytics, for example, can help provide police officers with detailed information to prevent crime, enabling police resources to be targeted most effectively. To really make the most of this opportunity, however, it is essential that forces have high-quality data, easily accessed by those who need it. This roundtable will look at how police forces can make the most of data analytics to most effectively fight crime and keep communities safe
The roundtable will be held under Chatham House Rule. If you are unable to attend and would like to send a colleague in your place then please let me know. This event is kindly supported by BT and Cisco.