São Paulo

Earlier this year, Microsoft partnered with the government of São Paulo in Brazil to deploy a crime data aggregation and analysis platform called Detecta. Like a search engine, the system indexes large amounts of police information and creates automatic associations between the data, helping local authorities to improve the way they monitor and fight crime. The system is already making a difference but, to really justify their investment, authorities are looking to expand their use of it and find ways of collecting even more information to help local police do their jobs more effectively.

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