Safety & Security: Safety and Liveability in neighbourhoods

Wednesday, October 18 2017
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Data and Data Sciences help to solve crime in vulnerable neighbourhoods in ‘s-Hertogenbosch!

We strongly believe data and new data science techniques will play a major role in helping improve the quality of our city and our citizens lives. It will contribute in finding solutions for social issues as safety, health and sustainability.

The ethos in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, commonly called Den Bosch, is characterized by meeting and sharing. The municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the local police department and a local housing association work actively together in a successful partnership to solve crime in vulnerable neighbourhoods. The Crime Room, part of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, runs various projects about undermining crime such as organized delinquency. The success factor? Sharing data!

We are using new data science techniques to make connections and detect patterns. We search relations between financial position of households and criminal behavior. Predictive analyses help us to predict the future need of social support.

This is one of the projects of the program Smart ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Driven by Data

 

City Profile

Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch

‘s‑Hertogenbosch, commonly called Den Bosch, is a pivot point between the south of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and the four biggest cities of the Netherlands. The city and region are attractive for entrepreneurs. Every day, entrepreneurs benefit from its bustling inner city, exuberant networking culture and each other’s knowledge. Major companies work actively together with small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups. The city excels in ICT / Data, with over 600 ict companies, 7000 ict professionals and 1000 ict students. Unique are the cross-overs between ICT / Data with key industries being Agrifood, Logistics and Construction. ‘Open Entrepreneurship’ is not just a term to describe our economic ambition and vision. Entrepreneurs in our city practice this spirit!

Smart ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Driven by Data

Data and data sciences will play a major role in helping improve the quality of our city and our citizens lives. Data research is a swiftly emerging science that will open up an untold number of opportunities for new economic activities. It will contribute in finding solutions for social issues as safety, health and sustainability. That’s why the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch invest in Smart ‘s-Hertogenbosch, driven by data. We work closely with our universities. For instance the AVANS University of Applied Science has a proven track record in the field of ICT. A special asset for companies is the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science. In a two-year master course students learn everything there is to know about data entrepreneurship. Moreover we work closely with entrepreneurs and with our social partners.

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