Florian Stoffel, Felix Bode & Daniel Keim

Universit├Ąt Konstanz & Kriminalistisch-Kriminologische Forschungsstelle im Landeskriminalamt NRW

Quality metrics in the field Predictive Policing: The variability and validity of hit rates

The aim of this article is to document, visualize and critically assess the current and frequently occurring quality measures in the field of predictive policing implementations. In addition to an introductory presentation of the methodical predictive policing process, the most prominent methods for calculating the hit rate are estimated on concrete examples. This is followed by a critical examination of the variability and validity regarding the respective quality measures