July 21, 2010 -- Memphis police are singing the praises of predictive analytics used in their Operation Blue CRUSH project, which they say has helped to lower crime in their city by 31 percent since 2006.

The Blue CRUSH (Criminal Reduction Using Statistical History) project grew out of Project Safe Neighborhood and a partnership with the University of Memphis Criminology and Research department and expanded to include collaboration and data exchange with the local and regional authorities including the Shelby County Sheriff's office, the U.S. Marshall's office and the U.S. Attorney General's office.

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