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ISRO Will Help Delhi Police Catch Criminals. Using Rocket Science!

ISRO Will Help Delhi Police Catch Criminals. Using Rocket Science!

The Delhi Police is joining hands with Indian Space Research Organisation. Do you know why? To fight crime! Delhi Police will soon start using space technology for “predictive policing” and live crime mapping.

According to a senior police official, “The Crime Mapping, Analytics and Predictive System (CMAPS) is being operationalised by Delhi Police in partnership with ISRO for effective use of space technology-based tools for ensuring internal security.”

Police personnel will get access to Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices.

These will be connected to a central database – which has records of more than two lakh criminals.

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The system will help in maintaining law and order and controlling crime through analysis of relevant data and patterns, thereby leading to data optimisation.

Right now, crime is mapped by gathering electronic data every 15 days. The reports are prepared by the Joint Commissioner and is forwarded to the Special Commissioner of Law and Order who in turn briefs the police chief.

The predictive policing method is being practiced in developing nations. In India, the system will enable real time access to vital information at the crime scene itself, so the personnel do not have to go back to police stations to file reports.  It also has a feature of converting distress calls into a digital message with the caller’s location being traced through GPS. This way the police will be able to reach the person sooner.

The system will also help police monitor areas with high crime rates and policemen can be deployed in such areas to take preventive measures.

Featured image source: Flickr/Jaskirat Singh Bawa

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