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Building inspections in City of New York

New York used data science to boost the efficiency of safety inspections. The city was getting 25,000 complaints of illegal conversions of buildings each year with only 200 inspectors to cover the workload.  Filtering the complaints using predictive analytics, the city was able to improve inspection efficiency.  Without analytics only 13% of inspections found dire conditions, however with predictive analytics, more than 70% of inspections resulted in a vacate order – an impressive improvement that was achieved without additional inspectors.

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