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Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge

Inviting our nation’s brightest minds to develop algorithms that advance crime forecasting.

Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $1,200,000
Type of Challenge: Scientific
Submission Start: 02/22/2017 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 02/28/2017 11:59 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: http://nij.gov/forecasting-challenge

Description

This challenge seeks to harness the advances in data science to address the challenges of crime and justice. It encourages data scientists across all scientific disciplines to foster innovation in forecasting methods. The goal is to develop algorithms that advance place-based crime forecasting through the use of data from one police jurisdiction.  

Winner

Warren, Yurick, Ledray, Scarborough

TAMERZONE, Intuidex, BATES ANALYTICS, TADIC, pennaiken, ANDY_NIJ, WILLIAM HERLANDS, KUBQR1, STEVEN YURICK, MURRAY MIRON, DYLAN FITZPATRICK, CCC, PTL

TEAM Kernel Glitches, PASDA, Codilime, GRIER, DataikuInc, JeremyHeffner, IMPAQ, GARAN TANALYTICS, Conduent Public Safety Solutions, MARUAN ALSHEDIVAT

Prizes

Students
Cash Prize Amount: $200000
40 prizes of $5,000 each.

Small Teams/Businesses
Cash Prize Amount: $400000
40 prizes of $10,000 each.

Large Business Prize
Cash Prize Amount: $600000
40 prizes of $15,000 each.

Rules

See the Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge on NIJ.gov for rules.

Judging Criteria

Effectiveness of the forecast
NIJ will use the Prediction Accuracy Index to measure the effectiveness of the forecasts. See NIJ.gov for details: http://nij.gov//funding/pages/fy16-crime-forecasting-challenge.aspx#judgingcriteria

Efficiency of the forecast
NIJ will use the Predictive Efficiency Index to measure the efficiency of the forecasts. See NIJ.gov for details: http://nij.gov//funding/pages/fy16-crime-forecasting-challenge.aspx#judgingcriteria

How To Enter

Entries must be submitted through the Office of Justice Programs’ Grants Management System (GMS). Contestants must submit entries under the appropriate contestant type by selecting the applicable solicitation within GMS. Contestant types types are:
  • Student: Enrolled as a full-time student in high school or as a full-time, degree-seeking student in an undergraduate program (associate or bachelor’s degree).
  • Small Team/Business: A team comprised of 1-20 individuals, or a small business with less than 21 employees. Teams should enter using a team name and provide a list of all individuals on the team. A small business should enter using the name of its business.
  • Large Business: A business with more than 20 employees. A large business should enter using the name of its business.
Note that Student and Small Team/Business contestants may enter the Large Business category, but Large Businesses may not enter the Student or Small Team/Business categories. See the Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge page on NIJ.gov for details on how to enter.