Posts When a police officer becomes a startupper – the KeyCrime story

Mario Venturi, assistant chief of the Milan police headquarters, invented the KeyCrime program 14 years ago, an example of a successful merger between computer science and investigation that has made it possible to significantly reduce the number of robberies in the city. KeyCrime is an advanced system whose algorithm revolves around the concept of crime series, because every robbery has a sort of “fingerprint”, that is to say the repetition of methods, timing and mistakes. KeyCrime, the anti-robbery algorithm that helps catch robbers

Through its proprietary algorithms, KeyCrime delia® Suite searches for correlations between a new crime and the many criminal events in its database, assigning a score for each comparison: the higher the score, the more likely it is that the crimes were part of the same series. Investigators then analyze the behavior of the perpetrator across multiple crimes to be able to predict where the next event will occur.