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"The software looks at past incidents of aggravated assault by location, time and date," said Bill Haffey, SPSS technical director for public sector business. "It adds other factors such as weather, and events -- whether there'd been a basketball game, a concert or some other gathering. Then it makes predictions."

An arm of the U.S. Army's homeland security office uses data-mining software from Chicago-based SPSS to fight cybercrime.

"We have huge databases with records from electric, water and other utilities that we're analyzing for signs of cyberattacks," said Major Jeffrey T. Newhard, director of the Army's Homeland Infrastructure Security Threats Office.

The Army aims to help utility operators upgrade their computer security to thwart hackers bent on shutting down the utilities or degrading their ability to perform, said Newhard.

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