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.
This is Mario Ventury’s story. He’s a former cop who created crime analysis software. But how did it come to all this?
After winning the competition to join the police, he ran in 1987, then Mario was assigned to the Milanese flying team where he worked for five years. This was his second family. From the steering wheels, then, he arrived at the Special Operations General Investigations Division (DIGOS), where he remained for nine years, most of which in the anti-terrorism section and then had important experience in the general investigative sector. then he had finished his career in the anti-robbery section of the mobile team and now he is CEO of an innovative start-up that manages the development of the computer application, a software that allows the analysis of crimes. The mission of this reality is to support and help the police forces around the world in their activities to fight crime. How the KeyCrime software was invented and developed, Mario Venturi explains in this podcast.
Robberies at pharmacies on the rise in Milan, law enforcement agencies organize courses to help defend themselves.
The scene is always the same: The robber points his gun at the pharmacist, gets cash delivered with his face uncovered, despite the cameras, or enters his head with a helmet and a knife in his hand and the cash box is emptied. “We have become the ATM of crime” the pharmacists denounce, in Milan the police organize anti-robbery courses: the first advice is to keep little money and clear windows, to be more visible from the outside, avoid being heroes .
Robberies are on the rise but seventy percent of cases, last year, ended with the capture of bandits, also thanks to a unique software in Italy, studied by the Milan Police Headquarters, which isolates and crosses the data of the hits, often serial, and predicts the crimes.
“All this study also allows us to have a probabilistic indication of the future event, we look for analogies. If there is such a high percentage of possibility of being captured, all this can become an element of strong deterrence.”