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Sky TG24: Progress Innovaction – How did Milan Police reduce robberies by 77%?

Sky TG24’s Helga Cossu interviewed Mario Venturi, KeyCrime’s President and Founder on the program Progress: Innovaction, delving into how Milan’s police have been so successful, aided by their use of the KeyCrime #delia® software, how the idea came to be and what the future might hold for KeyCrime (hint: the next frontier could be the city of Turin!).

Milan police use KeyCrime delia(R) to help end “retrò” crime series

A robber with a taste for antique weaponry was arrested in Milan after a robbery in Via Millelire. The police were forewarned and already on the scene when the 52 year old robber struck thanks to the Police’s VI Mobile Squad and a little help from the software KeyCrime delia®.
With a hoodie and a mask, the 52 year old robber thought each raid was a sure thing. Each time he would study the situation in the pharmacy or supermarket, pretending to be a customer, proceed to the cash register as though to make a purchase and then pull out a replica antique revolver. His age, the old-style revolver and his habit of leaving through the back door (in Italian: “retro”) all led to the investigators pursuing the case to nickname the crime series “retrò”.

Internet Governance Forum: The road to great Crime Analysis is paved with analyzable data!

KeyCrime’s Brad Hathaway took a practical approach to #ResponsibleAI in his talk on December 10th, 2021 at the Internet Governance Forum Poland’s International Security & Digital Council remote hub in Rome. The exchange with Avv. Benvegnù, especially during the question and answer at the end was thought provoking.

Rai Scuola “STEM” – Crimine features KeyCrime delia® Suite

How do you preserve the know-how and analytical capabilities of investigators, transforming them into shared assets for future investigations? After the criminal investigation wraps up, what are the advantages for prosecutors when investigators have used analytical techniques and technologies to establish that the accused perpetrated a crime series? KeyCrime’s Mario Venturi and Maurizio Sanarico answer these and other questions in the Rai – Radiotelevisione Italiana (Italian National TV) program “Stem: Crimine”, broadcast September 30th and now available in streaming on raiplay.

Probable Causation Podcast with Giovanni Mastrobuoni on KeyCrime delia®

We were thrilled when Jennifer Doleac’s Probable Causation podcast interviewed Professor Giovanni Mastrobuoni at the end of August because many of the conclusions they reached have profound implications for the world of policing and investigators’ adoption of technology. One in particular is something we’ve been saying from the start: enhancing policing with the right technology should be possible without causing racial bias. We founded KeyCrime to assist investigators in mapping out a specific criminal’s crime series because Enhanced Crime Analysis is one way we believe KeyCrime can help Law Enforcement Agencies to follow the criminal and not just police the area in order to make the world a better and safer place.

La Repubblica: Serial robber caught: he used a prop gun to scare store clerks

A 52-year-old laborer was arrested by the Milan Police on charges of robbing a clothing store in the ‘Coccinelle’ franchise in Corso Genova in Milan. The man, wearing a mask, hat and sunglasses, frightened the saleswoman with a prop gun and stole 200 euros from the cash register, before leaving. Stationed outside, waiting for him, were the policemen of the ‘Hawks’, a group specialized in fighting widespread crime, who were stationed in the area after the analysis of the KeyCrime system, which had identified a robber who always acted using a black canvas bag to stash his hauls.

Il Fatto Quotidiano – The robber enters the pharmacy but is blocked and arrested by the agents stationed

A rank-and-file officer in the Milan Police Department created a computer program called KeyCrime that has revolutionised how the city catches robbers. When Mario Venturi was assigned to the property division in 2004, his team worked without the help of computers. Venturi thought there was a better way and enlisted the help of some programmer friends to design an algorithm to automate investigation. He convinced his bosses to put the software into action in 2008. Since the Milan Police Department started using KeyCrime, the number of robberies in the city has fallen by 51 percent while the rate of solved cased increased to 60 percent.

KeyCrime video series Part 5 – Our innovative approach to digital transformation

Our innovative approach to digital transformation for the crime investigation life cycle for our law enforcement customers is well, it’s very innovative. It’s new! It’s something that it’s little bit difficult to explain! That’s! Why we’ve put together this but video help you understand better what it is we do why we do it and what the benefits are.

It keep crime command’s the latest technologies and modern investigative practices to help police forces around the world prevent and fight serial crimes such as robbery, sexual assault, homicide theft, fraud and more KeyCrime allows organizations to easily save any information about crimes, helps analyze. Testimony highlight evidence relevant clues and organize this great amount of data in an easy to consult database, so that police officers can fully focus on the investigation.

That’s artificial intelligence techniques used by KeyCrime that are able to process more than one point five million combinations of variables per crime, highlighting correlated evidence and criminal behavior, tell police officers, link crimes and identify criminals series.

This analytical process is what makes key crime of cutting edge tool for predictive crime analysis, allowing them to predict when, where and how the criminals likely to hit next improve the safety of police forces and optimize.

The dispatch of resources, Information provided by KeyCrime, allows them to carry out targeted prevention strategy, use catch offenders in the act and prove their responsibility for the entire criminal series. This leads to the right type of sentence. It has been proven that keep crime improves, community safety, police security, crime prevention and repression and makes judicial process is faster and more accurate, leading to her adoption in the number of crimes and economic damage to the community, both tangible and intangible.

KeyCrime video series Part 4 – Location adaptability through AI & ML

Every location is different.

Typical criminal behavior and characteristics in, say, Bogota, Columbia will be quite different from those in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA or Milan in Italy Targets will be different as well as timing and physical characteristics.

These differences are at the root of why here at KeyCrime we’ve applied Artificial Intelligence techniques to our proven approach to reducing crime in our delia® solution. In fact, delia® stands for Dynamic Evolving Learning Integrated Algorithm The algorithms in delia® learn from the environments in which they operate and, thus, are able to help Law Enforcement Agencies across the globe in their daily job of preventing and repressing criminal activity while at the same time improving officer safety by providing the right information at the right time Finally, the information delia® gathers forms the foundation for prosecutors for making their cases in court for entire series of crimes and not just the latest one All of these characteristics make KeyCrime’s delia® software uniquely qualified to assist police departments worldwide in their investigative efforts

KeyCrime video series Part 3 – Crime Analysis Software focused on crime series

“Predictive Crime Analysis” is a new term coined by KeyCrime. KeyCrime’s direct implementation of Crime Analysis focuses on crime series. It is made more accurate by AI and Machine Learning techniques. This is what makes it possible for our delia software to not only help police identify crime series but also help identify likely future targets for a criminal or criminal gang. delia stands for Dynamic Evolving Learning Integrated Algorithm and incorporates elements of each of these words in its code. Much as crime is dynamic, evolving and learns from experience so does the delia software. It captures as much information as is available from witnesses and victims through guided interviews and text notes from the law enforcement professionals. These details are then compared with information about existing crimes already in the delia database and likely matches for related crimes are proposed to the user / officer. After that with crimes linked in a series patterns can be spotted and criminals fall prey to forewarned and forearmed police.