Calculating crime

New math tools could help cops find robbers

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM January 28, 2009

People who solve crimes look for patterns that might reveal the identity of the criminal. A mathematician from Maryland has come up with tools to help police find crooks.

People who solve crimes look for patterns that might reveal the identity of the criminal. A mathematician from Maryland has come up with tools to help police find crooks.

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When you think about math, you probably don’t think about breaking the law, solving mysteries or finding criminals. But a mathematician in Maryland does, and he has come up with mathematical tools to help police find crooks.

People who solve crimes look for patterns that might reveal the identity...

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