Last night i happend to come across a very interesting but reality blog about a blogger who happens to be a refugee from Iraq . The blog melts your heart out on the things that war does to a human being and the tendencies that seem to reflect on a soldier who is at war. I have seen movies like Platoon, Apocalypse Redux, Apocalypto that seem to glorify war and invasion of other humans . But you are somewhat relieved that it is a movie. Now to read this blog and to know what a person undergoes on such occupation of territory by a foreign force is very shocking and sad. Pls click on the image for the link to that blog !
I just returned back from a business trip of 5 days totally occupied on things that i had missed one of the red calls of the blogging community. Banning and blocking of blogs in a democratic society and measures taken were so absurd. All the govt. had to do was block a couple of websites and a couple of blogs. We are against terrorism and propoganda supporting such unjust cause. But to treat all blogs in generality to the same treatment and blame it in the name of Terrorism is taking things too far…This is India and we are celebrating democracy for the last 5 decades
Splinter groups and misguided youth taking advantage of technology is not new to the world. Back in 70′s didnt the same happen in USA when every person in the street was on a peak for the right to carry a fire arm and the subsequent ATF. There are a lot of bloggers who do pitch in some good viewpoints and it might be anti establishment or rhetoric but that doesnt give the right to censor such views.
The forthcoming blog camp is also going to have this as one hot topic of discussion and debate. Hope we all find some neutral ground on the same such that even the blogger can take the responsibility to curb activitues like terrorism and come out with ideas on the same .
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Executive Snapshot on Crime Scenario in a typical city
Policing has been generally reactive in nature – police try to catch criminals who have committed crimes. In the last decade, however, police have become more proactive in preventing crimes and more effective in allocating scarce resources for the greatest crime reduction. This project is an effort to infuse advanced information technologies such as Geographic information system (GIS) and conventional automated record keeping supports this revolutionary movement. World over Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has become a vital tool for the prevention and control of crime in the developed countries and Police departments of advanced nations have started applying GIS for preventing crime. GIS provides a fresh alternative approach to the conventional statistical methods. Over the last decade, GIS has emerged as a powerful instrument for solving crime problems. Compared to the statistical methods, GIS has several advantages.
A primary advantage of GIS is that it can visualize the spatial patterns of crimes, the relations between crime and its correlates, and the differentiation of crime type and its related attributes. A second advantage is that even with a small sample size, GIS can still show meaningful information. Third, visualized information can be very useful in the deployment of police forces and the allocation of resources. Finally, with improvement in its software and ease for mastery, GIS is rapidly becoming an essential tool for analysis at all levels of police management, administration, and planning.
By implementation of this project we can achieve the following
1. A total integrated solution to help create a seamless Crime fighting unit.
2. Optimising Crime using Bleeding edge Technology.
3. Creation of a knowledge warehouse on Criminals, related crime and profiling crime
4. Patterns to help crime prevention.
5. Creation of a better decision support system for effective resource allocation like
6. Patrolling and police administration.
7. Help the PDRM (Inspector General of Police) on a paradigm Shift from Reactive Policing to Proactive policing.
8. Correlating geographic data with incidence of crime.
Current Scenario – Available Crime Data and assumptions
The overall crime situation at a city like Kuala Lumpur appears very Grim.
• A total of crimes were recorded in 2002, a increase of 5.5 % over 2001 (77,245).
• Violent Crimes were recorded, a surge of 8.5% compared with 2001 (14,812). The number of Violent Crimes recorded was the highest in the past 5 years.
• Looking at Crime Rate, per 100 000 population, the Overall Crime Rate stood at 1084.5, an increase of 6.4 % compared with 2000.
• Crime Detection Rate was 44 %, compared with 43.6% for 2001.
Classification of crime into Bank Robberies, “Copycat” crimes, Goldsmith/Watch Shop Robberies, Burglary, Homicide, Wounding and Serious Assault, Rape and Indecent Assault, Thefts sub classified as Shop Theft, Pick pocketing, Theft of Motor Vehicles and Deception. Serious Narcotics Cases sub classified into Heroin, MDMA (Ecstasy), Cannabis, Herbal Resin, Methamphetamine (Ice), Ketamine etc..Organised Crime and Triads, Cyber Crime, Illegal Immigrants, Juveniles and Young Persons Arrested for Crimes. Having this data separately and viewing the same as a layer in the map will provide insights into patterns.
Implication on proposed Strategy
The proposed new system creates one seamless crime-fighting unit. Combined display of GIS maps and Oracle database will give more information about an area, criminals, crime histories, road maps, shortest routes and hot spots. Query system is more helpful to get specific data and maps from the entire data. By using the integrated 3D mapping system the officers can comprehend crime incidence and detect patterns within a short period.
Information will be made accessible on more than 3,500 PCs throughout the department, providing users with hundreds of easy-to-query reports that provide officers with the most current information. The system spontaneously alerts department members when the data reveals particular crime patterns that might not be evident to the naked eye, thus helping investigators stay one step ahead of criminals. The project could save the department millions of dollars, and allow it to place more emphasis on fighting and deterring crime and less on administration.