ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Superion and Big Mountain Data are partnering to advance how communities and law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence and specifically intimate partner violence offender (IPVO) crimes. Using predictive data analysis and Superion software, the two companies will work together to significantly curb the rise of violence across the United States by creating an IPVO Tracker that will rank, score and provide a threat level assessment on the criminal history of abusers for law enforcement.
Too often dismissed as a "private matter," domestic violence calls pose a serious threat to law enforcement and community safety. According to a 2016 report published by the U.S. Department of Justice, domestic violence calls and domestic-related incidents resulted in the highest number of police fatalities. Statistics show that a majority of serious crimes are committed by people who have substantial criminal records, a significant portion of which includes domestic violence. For example, the Pulse nightclub, congressional baseball game, Virginia Tech, and Fort Lauderdale airport shooters all had documented criminal histories of domestic violence abuse.
"Our solution will use data to spot trends in criminal behavior and help prevent future offenses," said Kevin Lafeber, president of Superion. "Superion is the only public safety software provider taking this approach. The solution relies on the integrated convenience of our ONESolution platform which simplifies data analysis to help keep officers and communities safe."
"The answers are in the data," stated Susan Scrupski, CEO of Big Mountain Data. "With the IPVO Tracker, we can take the first step to assess a community's exposure to IPV. The offering provides ongoing data analysis and threat risk assessment to law enforcement. This unique approach flips the focus from victims to offenders."
Using the information, law enforcement can intervene with repeat offenders to prevent further escalation. The program has been created to protect the most vulnerable victims from violent abusers; transfer the responsibility of holding abusers accountable for their actions; and put abusers on notice that the criminal justice system and the community will no longer tolerate their behavior.
The method was modeled after the successful law enforcement approach originated in High Point,
NC, which employs the most effective response to IPV in the United States by holding the offender accountable. Its impact has yielded dramatic reductions in recidivism among notified offenders to 17 percent; homicides, once accounting for 33 percent of crimes, were nearly eliminated, saving the city $138 million* in reduced homicides alone.
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* High Point, NC Police calculated their homicide data using the RAND calculator.
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ABOUT BIG MOUNTAIN DATA
Big Mountain Data (BMD) is a social impact enterprise that explores data solutions to disrupt the epidemic of domestic violence. By utilizing existing data captured by law enforcement agencies and related public databases, the company develops applications and services designed to predict and deter violent crimes against women. Visit bigmountaindata.com for more information.