High-tech analyses predict patterns of criminal activity


By William Presecky
The Chicago Tribune

KANE COUNTY, Ill. In the past, Kane County crime fighters' most accurate tool for determining where bad guys would strike next was sticking pins in a map and playing a professional hunch.

But now they are combining modern graphic imaging systems, computer technology and extensive crime analysis with old-fashioned sleuthing to more accurately pinpoint where and when certain crimes are likely to occur and then prevent them from happening, said Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez.

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