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Crime Prediction - Predictive Modeling in Law Enforcement

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

No predictive model is going to be 100% accurate unless by chance.  The nature of predictive modeling is to learn from the past and see into the future.  Essentially, predictive modeling is just modeling.  Think about why we use statistical models - so we can fit the data into a pattern of behavior and anticipate future results.  It's all about how you use and interpret this model.


Crime analysts may use a tool similar to the following example on a robbery…


Conditional Formatting in Excel – Highest Number in Each Row

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 5:29am 0 Comments

Conditionally formatting each row individually is an issue that I struggled with for some time and finally found an answer.  I have a table that lists 28 different activities by day of the week.  On the report I need to highlight the day with the highest count per activity.

The solution is to essentially conditionally format each row to highlight the highest number.  But who wants to take time formatting 28 rows?  Plus, there are several other cities to analyze.  So it’s…


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