Still BLUE-CRUSHing crime data in Memphis streets \ Opinion
Feb. 7, 2019. Bill Gibbons, Guest columnist for The Commercial Appeal
Data-driven policing involves smart use of crime data to deploy law enforcement resources in the right places at the right times to have a maximum positive impact on the crime rate. New York City was the first major city to implement such an approach in a day-to-day consistent fashion, beginning in 1994. Referred to us CompStat (short for Compare Statistics), it is credited with creating dramatic reductions in New York's crime rate, moving it from having one of the highest crime rates among American cities to having one of the lowest crime rates. Read the full article.