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Online Map Shows Subway Stations with Higher Hidden Camera Risk

A Line No. 2 subway station. (Yonhap)

A Line No. 2 subway station. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire)A new online map will enable users to check which subway stations have a higher risk of digital sex crimes associated with the use of illegal hidden cameras, police said Thursday.

The National Police Agency had developed a new system in collaboration with KT Corp., a major South Korean telecommunications firm, to prevent crimes involving the use of illegal hidden cameras.

The system will be available from Friday through the National Police Agency’s Korea Safety Map site.

The new system is designed to indicate the risk of such crimes through machine learning after analyzing 14 influential variables such as the number of digital sex crime cases and the characteristics of the floating population for each subway station in the Seoul metropolitan area.

The level of risk by subway line, station and gate is classified into five separate levels.

The coverage of the new system includes 730 stations on 23 subway lines in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province.

The National Police Agency developed the system last year by establishing a task force team consisting of big data experts from KT and police profilers.

This system was embedded into ‘Geo-Pros,’ a geological profiling system, last year to be used for police patrols and crime prevention.

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