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NCJ Number: 250514 Find in a Library
Title: Free Software Tool Can "PROVE" Value of Data Mining
Journal: TechBeat  Dated:November/December 2016  Pages:3-5
Author(s): Becky Lewis
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2017
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 2014-IJ-CX-K004
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Report (Technical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the features of a new free software that enables mining of tracking data on repeat crime patterns.
Abstract: “The Prediction of Repeat Offending and Victimization in the Environment,” better known as PROVE, is capable of predicting future crime-risk potential, producing both a visual and a statistical report that agencies can use to inform their crime prediction efforts. If an agency has crime data, it can use PROVE to access maps that show the location of repeat crime patterns. Any agency that has crime data in an electronic form can use PROVE. It does not require any proprietary software. The most difficult task in using PROVE may be setting up the prime data in the required format, but the program’s manual provides detailed instructions on how to do this. Larger departments with full-time GIS analysts on staff may choose to explore more advanced options, but even small departments can download, install, and begin using PROVE immediately.
Main Term(s): Computer software
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime prediction; Data analysis; Geographic distribution of crime; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; Secondary data analysis
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