Hunt, Priscillia; Jessica Saunders; John S. Hollywood (2014). Evaluation of the Shreveport Predictive Policing Experiment; Report RR531, Rand Corporation.
A team of RAND researchers is conducting an evaluation of Predictive Policing methods. The work is being funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and is comprised of two phases. Phase I, completed last year, focused on site identification and laying the groundwork for program implementation. For the second phase, which is currently underway, the researchers are employing randomized control trials to study the effectiveness of predictive modeling at pilot sites in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Chicago. This preliminary report is Evaluation of the Shreveport Predictive Policing Experiment.
The study found no statistical evidence that crime was reduced more in the experimental districts than in the control districts.