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.