With increasing pressure on police both from budget cuts and rising crime, how can forces best adapt? Giovanni Gaccione of Genetec Inc calls for a focus on connecting up existing technologies, breaking down silos, and tapping into the vast array of information already available.
The number of violent crimes and sex offences recorded by police in England and Wales has risen sharply in recent years, with the Office for National Statistics claiming a total of 5.3 million crimes were recorded in the twelve months leading up to September 2017.
“It relies upon working within a framework that allows existing city infrastructure to be better connected and making better use of what is already there.”
Some 39,598 of these involved a knife or sharp instrument and 6,604 were gun related offences. Although overall crime levels are dropping, high-harm incidents are on the rise – more than 70 murder investigations have been launched in London since the beginning of the year.
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