UK Police criticised for using computer to work out whether a burglary is worth investigating or not

A computer programme that calculates whether a burglary is worth investigating, is “insulting” to victims and risks alienating the public, the head of the Police Federation has warned.

Norfolk Constabulary has been trialling a new system which uses sophisticated algorithms to determine whether there is any point attending a break in.

Officers input various details about the offence, such as whether there are clues including fingerprints or CCTV, and then the computer will suggest whether it is worth devoting any police time to.

No Go Zones by Algorithm!

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