Data analysis credited with Cambridge crime decrease
Cambridge officials credit data analysis for serious drop in serious crime
Serious crime in Cambridge dipped slightly last year to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, and police are giving the credit to increased reliance on statistical data. Cambridge Police Department Commissioner Robert C. Haas said crime data analysis has helped police pinpoint trends in crime and predict future incidents. Yet, while the overall number of serious crimes in the city was down by 1 percent from the year before some categories of crime actually saw an increase.