Purdue University students have developed a software program that uses Big Data to help police target where crime could happen.


[caption id="attachment_59324" align="alignleft" width="150"]big-data Purdue's software uses algorithms to predict criminal activity.[/caption]

The program, called "Valet,'' took more than four years to develop. It's already being deployed to police agencies in several states.

Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly says the program gives police real-time data to work with and can help shrinking departments do more with less.

The program places red spots on a map to indicate where crimes have been...

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