The information used to create “profiles” for crime linking also allows the algorithms in KeyCrime’s delia® software to identify patterns intrinsic to the perpetrator’s crime series.

These patterns can be as simple as the day of the week and the characteristics of the type of objective the criminal prefers as their target or as complex as a sequence of criminal events distributed over a wide area in a progression in a particular direction.

KeyCrime’s delia® singles out patterns and preferred target profiles in order to help police identify likely future targets and predict when the criminal is likely to strike. This information, in the hands of expert police investigator users, allows for accurate prediction of future events.

Knowing this information, and being aware of the criminal’s propensity (or not) for violence, weapons used in the past, etc., officers can be in the area and ready when a criminal is most likely to strike again.