Police announced Wednesday they have developed a crime prevention app to tackle sexual harassment on the subway through massive data collected via major telecom company KT.
The Korean National Police Agency said it had come up with a digital prevention system for sexual crimes on the subway after conducting big data analysis with KT. The system will be available to the public next month after being applied to patrolling work of police, the KNPA said.
According to police, the app allows users to find out which subway stations are most vulnerable to sexual crimes through color-coded indicators. The indicators range from one to five based on the assessment of risk of sexual crimes.
Combining criminal records with KT’s massive data on public activities, the newly developed app will help law enforcement officers crack down on sexual crimes on the subway, police said.