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Fighting Violent Gang Crime With Math


October 31, 2011

math graphic University of California, Los Angeles mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research is based on patterns of known criminal activity between gangs, and represents the first scholarly study of gang violence of its kind. Full Story

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