Kyoto Crime Detection System “Criminals Beware”


Kyoto police have begun utilizing the “Predictive Crime Defense System” to predict where crimes may potentially occur, an innovative new technology that has caused anime enthusiasts to immediately draw comparisons to the Sibyl system from the esteemed Psycho-Pass.

Police can apparently input a type of crime into the system and it will then inform them of areas that have had the highest amount of crimes of the aforementioned type by way of color-coding, allowing law enforcers to hopefully stay one step ahead of evil criminals in the crime ridden slums of Kyoto – should this information somehow not be leaked or the crims decide to choose a less common area to commit their heinous deeds.

The idea was inspired by a similar project that was being used in California’s Santa Cruz for several years, leading to a 20 percent reduction in crime since its implementation and demonstrating that the rather basic idea can prove effective in the long run.

Naturally there are concerns over how far this system might plan to go in the future, with some mentioning the moral issues present in Psycho-Pass as a comparison; false arrests have also become a concern as police may have the authority to arrest individuals in the possession of certain items believing that they may potentially commit a crime.

Hopefully such problems will be ironed out soon as the system is apparently going to roll out across the nation sometime soon – although somehow the prospect of police actually rolling up to yakuza HQs seems an unlikely one…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Would not mind this, if they don't go after thought crimes over porn of fictional characters.

    But they are trying to push for it, so F this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 26/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    China want's to use such software to predict crimes too, but tools like this can be a tool of oppression in an authoritarian society:

    "It’s a scary thought, especially when you consider
    that the main target of Chinese pre-crime efforts
    wouldn’t be “terrorists,” murderers, rapists, or child
    molesters, but rather dissidents of every shape and

    By publicly announcing their intention to build an
    intelligence network that can predict crimes, China
    just took a step closer to all the thought-policing
    dystopian nightmare scenarios we’ve always worried
    about as members of a modern society. And they want
    people to know it."


    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 26/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Easy: equip all foreigners of a psychopass-like system. To make it even easier, make it explode their head if they even think of committing something illegal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What a wonderful Orwellian nightmare we happen to be living in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You live in Kyoto? Lucky bastard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Won't be long before the UK steals this idea.

    They love thought crime, after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    One figure quotes 5.9 million CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom as of mid 2015(Likely much higher now). The UK is one of the most surveilled countries in the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And that's before counting hacked phone cameras!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *England, not UK

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 26/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, let me get this straight, they now have a map that shows what crime was committed where. That is... not really difficult, is it? Why didn't they have something like this before? All you need is a map and colored pins. I've seen this in a million cop shows before.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real innovation is calling statistics an innovation!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    the algorithm takes into account crimes like burglary in the vicinity of up to 100km and builds a pattern.
    It will not be able to produce a pin point accuracy to predict the street address, but it points out high risk neighborhoods based on statistic analysis and police will increase presence as a result.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 26/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This sort of things exist since 1990 :
    (fr link, sry)

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    Comment by DonX
    02:17 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only reason why there was a 20% reduction in crimes in Santa Cruz is cause everyone is now legally stoned.

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    Comment by cpc65
    08:53 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This isn't the spambot your looking for. Move along. Move along.

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    Comment by Esfruj Esfifurz
    10:10 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Crime is so low in Japan there's no way this won't end in a wave of false positives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    so what? it doesn't targets anyone , only locations, so it allows for prevention where you need it

    no arrest for false positive :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:30 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably artificial neural nets. They can find correlations in places were no normal people would even think of looking. And it makes sense - maybe the city itself is designed in such a way that crimes are easier to do at certain place in certain time of day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't even understand how this has anything to do with Psycho Pass at all. It isn't even close to Sibyl, it's just fucking statistics.

    Also lol @ "crime ridden slums of Kyoto"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are 41, living in a basement and looking for some one to rape?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Basement? Nah.

    My dream is to build myself an underground crypt. With spiders, cobwebs, bats, skeleton remains, altar and all that stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 25/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sooo you've not downloaded Minecraft yet then?

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