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active in the U.S. and Puerto Rico today. All use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal money- making activities, which include robbery, drug and gun trafficking, prostitution and human trafficking, and fraud. Many gang members continue to commit crimes even after being sent to jail.” 1 IBM i2 solutions can bring new and unprecedented insight into hidden connections by helping investigators analyze all relevant data sourced from local police departments (crimes, arrests/warrants, traffic stops, LPRs), State and Federal agencies including prisons and corrections, public/private data aggregators, and social media. Providing access to all of these data sources, cognitive analytics can identify connections and relationships, resolve identities and aliases, and help expose associated networks of gangs, cartels, and organized crime. Another example where intelligence-led policing can have an impact is human trafficking, one of the fastest growing crime in the world today. Perpetrators usually recruit victims under false pretenses, transport them across borders, then exploit them for labor. IBM i2 solutions, industry leading software used by law enforcement agencies around the world, help intelligence ana lysts and investigators to identify, collect, catalogue and correlate patterns of recurring data associated with cases, such as physical and Internet addresses, bank accounts, telephone numbers and names. Automatically connecting hidden relationships amongst the data, and visualizing those links on digital and physical charts that can be universally shared between investigators and law enforcement, helps accelerate investigations and interventions. Ultimately, regions where the sourcing of forced labor is common can then be better educated to avoid exploitation. Law enforcement agencies collect tremendous amounts of data, but struggle to maximize the value of that data. Human-led analysis and computer-driven analytics together create actionable insight out of overwhelming data. With effective solutions for managing, analyzing, visualizing and sharing information, agencies can augment traditional policing methods with more intelligence-led approaches that help disrupt and reduce crimes. ■ Authors: Jamie Reid and Steve Dalzell, i2 threat and intelligence analysis, IBM Security Learn more about IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis and IBM i2 Analyst Notebook 1 - https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/gangs AND https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/national-gang- report-2015.pdf/view SPRING 2017 | California Police Chief 25