National Institute of Justice Launches Real-Time Forecasting Challenge

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the rollout of NIJ’s Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge. Part of the Challenge.gov initiative launched by the White House in 2010, today’s Challenge seeks to harness advances in data science to address issues in crime and justice. “Advances in data science are occurring in nearly every branch of science,” said NIJ Director Dr. Nancy Rodriquez.  “Through this Challenge, we seek to engage data scientists across all disciplines to develop innovative methods to improve place-based crime forecasting.”  The goal of the Challenge is to develop algorithms that advance place-based crime forecasting through the use of data from one police jurisdiction.  In addition to harnessing the innovation of…


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