Citizen is a platform that encourages 'Citizen Policing'. Users near crimes are alerted and prompted to live stream crimes in progress. There has been heated debate about the ethics of the platform despite its rapid growth and major VC backing.
Could the wisdom of crowds help to solve crimes?
PredPol is an analytic platform that assign crime probabilities to different places and times. With these insights, Police Departments can assign and schedule their patrols and officers to these dynamic “hot spots”, preventing crime and reducing significant costs to taxpayers.
Allow anyone to report “sketchy” behavior? What could go wrong?