Can Data Find Serial Killers?

One man, a former newspaper reporter, says yes. Watch the video below:

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/iframe/546893/
Now, to be clear, the data don’t find the actual killers. What they do is identify when there are multiple victims in an area, who may be similar demographically (such as age, race, and gender), and have been killed in a similar way. This could be a huge help for law enforcement in different jurisdictions to be able to see that a serial killer is at work in their area. Read more about it at The Atlantic.

I’m excited to see where this goes. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments.

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