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The promises and perils of crime prediction

A new algorithmic tool developed by Rotaru and colleagues can more accurately predict crime events in US cities. Predictive crime modelling can produce powerful statistical tools, but there are important considerations for researchers to take into account to avoid their findings being misused and doing more harm than good.

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Papachristos, A.V. The promises and perils of crime prediction. Nat Hum Behav 6, 1038–1039 (2022).

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