Accenture completes program to develop analytics to fight crime in London

Accenture today said it completed a pilot program to develop an analytics solution to fight gang crime in London.

The pilot, which targeted individuals across all known gangs in all thirty-two London boroughs and was delivered through Accenture Analytics, supported the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to assess the likelihood of known individuals re-offending.


James Slessor, managing director of Accenture’s policing and public safety business, said that the goal of the project was to provide MPS with an unprecedented level of insight and intelligence to help them continue to reduce gang-related crimes in the city.

Accenture said the 22-week pilot merged data from crime reporting and criminal intelligence systems used by MPS and applied predictive analytics to generate risk scores on the likelihood of known individuals committing violent crimes.

“The MPS is keen to make smarter use of technology in the fight against crime, ensuring we are intelligence-led at all times,” said Detective Superintendent Tim Champion, of the MPS Trident Gang Crime Command.

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