Success for the police in their fight against robberies in Milan and Lodi

SUCCESS FOR THE POLICE in their fight against robberies.
For the Police, the successes related to the use of the application “KeyCrime delia®” in the fight against robberies are growing.
“… According to the Chief of Police, the numbers confirm that the work carried out by the Police is effective” explains President Racca to FPress “thanks to the KeyCrime system, the perpetrators of 77% of last year’s robberies have already been identified, arrested or referred to the judicial authorities…” – KeyCrime

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”.

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.

KeyCrime video series Part 2 – Rebranding:  we have grown far beyond the one product company

KeyCrime has grown far beyond the one product company that we were at the outset. We’ve assembled a team of experienced police personnel, enterprise software sales experts and a robust team of developers and data scientists with a built-out product already in-hand and the ideas and energy necessary to continue building out our product roadmap and go-to-market plan. We felt that it was time to both separate the company name from the existing product which we will rename Delia which stands for Dynamic Evolving Learning Integrated Algorithm as well as give ourselves room to grow with a new image, new website re-invigorated social media presence and all that these changes entail. We’re looking forward to continuing our engagement with the market and our partners under this new brand. I encourage you to visit our web site and our LinkedIn profile for more information about the “new” KeyCrime.

KeyCrime video series Part 1 – Company presentation, an innovative startup with a focus on social impact

KeyCrime is an innovative startup with a focus on social impact. We work in the public security sector in the area of “Predictive Crime Analysis” Schopenhauer once said:”Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing” We believe that a sense of security and safety is a key component and perhaps even the fundamental requirement for citizens to be happy. Much as health for the individual, security and safety are for the collective. Our goal as a company is to reduce crime and increase safety and security. Our founder, Mario Venturi, worked as a policeman for 30 years in the Polizia di Stato in Italy where he saw the power of applying data analysis to classical investigative techniques and decided to take action. We developed the software Delia to embody this approach and help police perform “predictive crime analysis” Our focus is on crime series targeting those habitual offenders that commit the majority of crimes and to reduce the series to the minimum possible number We believe this is a unique approach in the sector. We’ve enriched the technique through the addition of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning which takes the results to another level with respect to other approaches. We’re at the point where we can make specific recommendations for officers with respect to a crime series leading to significant impacts in prevention, repression and, perhaps most significantly, in bringing criminals to justice through the documentation we’re able to provide directly from the system to prosecutors. We’ve had independent researchers review the data from the use of our software in Milan and the results are clear: KeyCrime’s delia software helps police reduce crime by targeting repeat offenders through the identification of crime series. You can find additional information on our web site and our LinkedIn page including details of the academic study. Thank you very much

IBM Think – Innovation and exponential technologies: Mario Venturi’s speech

At the event organized by IBM, Mario is invited to tell his story:

“Ten years ago I was a policeman. I found myself at the Milan police station in a room with a desk full of files concerning criminal events committed in the city of Milan . These files were bright, there were many in Milan in 2008. There is talk of about seven hundred robberies, perpetrated solely for commercial activities. It was difficult for us employees of the State Police to carry out investigative activities aimed at preventing this type of phenomenon in a manner From there I was born the idea, the thought, the curiosity to understand if it was possible to create an IT tool, which could support our activity, in the investigative activity. This is how this tool was born, which begins its operation in ‘year two thousand and eight, when I propose it to the Milan police headquarters after working on it for three years, as a tool for the analysis of criminal events and as predictive software or. KeyCrime is a tool that, through the analysis of the elements collected in the past, has forecasting capabilities on what could happen in the future. In ten years we have managed to reduce the number of criminal events in Milan, as regards robberies perpetrated in the commercial sector, by 58%. After this first experimentation, which clearly gave a good result, we moved on to the more complex analysis of the robberies carried out in the banking sector. very important we have reduced the robbery by eighty two percent months of pivotal steps of this path in two thousand seventeen we create a skipped StartUp that aims to bring to reengineering first of all this project which up to that moment was to be considered a prototype and aims, in fact , to bring this tool to the benefit of the global community. Our mission is to support the police forces around the world in ensuring order, public safety in the cities where we live. “

#ThinkMilano 2018: IBM in 300 seconds with Mario Venturi, CEO of KeyCrime

KeyCrime, the software, was born fourteen years ago within the state police. Mario Venturi is a former employee of the state police who during his activity found himself analyzing a lot of information that was contained in the complaints, and therefore referred to criminal events.

It is precisely by doing this activity that we realized that inside there were elements that, if well collected and cataloged, could provide important ideas for investigations.

Hence the idea of ​​creating an application, within which to enter this information to be able to predict the persistence of a criminal fact. Said like this, it looks like a science fiction film, in reality it is not, because an application that has already been tested in the state police for a decade, KeyCrime, is able to compare the actions of crimes, the means and the behaviors. with the information that is present within the crimes archived, and goes to detect the elements that characterized the criminal actions, recognizing the same hand with facts that occurred in different times and places. In this way it is possible to isolate serious criminals, through the study of man, in criminal action.