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Program predicts crimes before they happen

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Jul 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-05 19:01:21-04

Police are now using a program to predict where crimes will happen.

So far, it's only been used in Los Angeles and it seems to work.

The program combines crime information along with a special formula to predict where criminals will hit.

Police report that those areas are reporting 25% fewer burglaries, but critics say it's racially biased.