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Police in Birmingham try crime prediction technology

18 September 2012 Last updated at 07:22 BST

Police in Birmingham are trialling technology which they hope will predict where crimes will happen.

In a city where there were 8,000 burglaries last year, West Midland Police are making use of technology that recognises burglary 'hot-spots' and works on the idea that criminals follow patterns.

Phil Mackie reports.