Utah firm unveils new crime-fighting technology

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  • RBB Sandy, UT
    Sept. 1, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    I don't think they are going to randomly arrest people. It is just common sense and good statistical modeling. You probably need more officers at a rock concert or football game than at bingo at the Senior Citizen center. Likewisen some locatiobs just tend to attract crime. A police cruiser parked near a store that is frequently robbed will help deter future robberies.

  • OnlyInUtah Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 1, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    Laughing at the previous comments.. you can certainly tell by what they post which posters are not happy with law enforcement having better tools to prevent crime. Maybe we should just keep an eye on them?

    To Liberal: The fact the a crime hasn't happened and law enforcement can have a visible presence in the predicted area will only help the innocent stay innocent. It is only after the crime is committed that the police would take action, not before.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 1, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    DRAPER — A Utah company is unveiling a new technology that it says will help law enforcement stop crime before it happens.


    If a crime hasn't happened, it isn't a crime.

    Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty"?
    Presumed innocent?

    Thanks for trampling the Constitution in the name of making money.

    It's like the Sci-Fi movie "Minority Report", with the "Pre-crime" police.
    ala, Gestapo.

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    Sept. 1, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    @ I know it.

    This software is not what you have understood or are at least saying it does. Among other things, apparently the software predicts accurately where... not just what. Knowing where the crimes are likely to occur helps you place police in the general vicinity which would lead to quicker arrival on scene and more likely to catch them and may prevent crimes too. Whether this software is worth 6 figures is for your state and leaders to figure out.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    6 figures to tell us a criminal is likely to repeat something and do it the same dumb way they did it in the first place.

    Maybe the state should pay 6 figures for a program that will predict if the sun will rise tomorrow, or even better... what I'll eat for breakfast tomorrow.


    Guess what? That was free and I didn't even use technology to figure it out! Wow!