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Pittsfield's New Crime Analyst Already Detecting Criminals (Article)

Pittsfield (MA) PD hired their first crime analyst - their Chief notes she is already helping to identify similar burglaries, what items are targeted, and places they are pawned!

Hundreds stealing to survive in York (Article)

Crime Analyst in York notes an increasing number of shoplifters stealing food to survive.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an NDI-RS Customer, Announces Significant Drop in Crime in  (Article)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD saw a drop in crime in 2013. Their Chief credits their Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) as providing intelligence for Detectives and Officers.

Advanced Certificate in Crime Prevention and Analysis - John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Crime Analysis Certificate Program)

The Certificate Program in Crime Prevention and Analysis offers advanced instruction in techniques for deterring crime and is part of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It provides training in the quantitative, computer-based skills needed to analyze crime patterns. It also offers instruction in the strategies that can be employed in reducing crime. Students may also pursue the certificate without pursuing the master’s degree. The certificate is appropriate for students whose career objective is to contribute to data-based analysis of crime patterns in law enforcement agencies.

Crime Analysis Certificate Program (CACP) - Seattle University (Crime Analysis Certificate Program)

The Certificate in Crime Analysis is a one-year program consisting of 25 credit hours. Crime analysts typically perform detailed statistical analyses of crime data, prepare periodic reports on criminal activity and trends, identify emerging crime patterns, and communicate their findings to a variety of internal and external audiences. They may analyze a wide variety of data including arrests, convictions, known criminal associates, and other criminal intelligence data in order to explore relationships and identify patterns and correlations in support of investigative efforts. These data come from diverse sources, including existing agency databases, financial and telecommunications records, and the Internet.

Sheriff reports crime decrease in unincorporated Durham (Article)

Article discussing Durham County's drop in crime during 2013. Crime analysis technology played a role in pinpointing problem areas and helping to guide the County's resources.

RCMP graph shows startling increase in graffiti (Article)

Crime analysis played a key role in identifying trends and patterns in the graffiti as well as helped to track down known and suspect offenders.

Theft-related crimes decline by 46 percent in 2013 (Article)

Clayton County (GA) discusses how "community oriented policing" along with "crime-oriented and intelligence-driven policy" have contributed to their success in decreasing theft related crimes.

New Sheriff's Office employee fights crime analytically (Article)

Cecil County Sheriff's Office recently hired a new Crime Analyst through a grant under the Safe Streets program. This article discusses her role in the organization.

Scottsdale led Valley in decrease of violent crimes in 2012 (Article)

Scottsdale PD sees decrease in violent crimes and discusses how crime-prevention & intelligence sharing has helped.

LAPD Command Post: What do they do in there? (Article)

Brief article discussing the LAPD's real time crime analysis center (RACR).

Redlands Honors Local Heroes (Article)

The city of Redlands honored local heroes including their Crime Analyst, Amy Varela for her impact in helping to solve crimes.

RCMP report property crime down in Barrington (Article)

A RCMP crime analyst discusses the decline in property crime in Barrington & highlights the importance of using crime analysis!

CPD's DUI Task Force to Reward Good Behavior (News)

Coolidge Police Department's crime analyst thinks outside the box when applying for a grant related to DUI's.

Beating Crime to the Punch (News)

Crime analysis used to identify hot spots & promote one Department's 'boots on the ground' approach to reducing crime and improving police/community relations.

Price of Justice - Fiction (Book)

His focus is on solving the murders—until the unthinkable happens… Recently widowed, Austin Police Detective Jason Scarsdale works to solve the murders of two pedophiles, while trying to be both mother and father to his five-year-old daughter. During his investigation, Scarsdale is forced to navigate between the crosshairs of two police commanders out to get him. Drawn to Austin Police Crime Analyst, Dani Mueller, who has also suffered tragedy, Scarsdale fights both his attraction and his suspicions that something just isn’t right… She is hiding a secret, one that could not only cost her a job—it could end her life… Dani hides a deadly past.

Norman recognized by Garner Town Council  (News)

Garner Town Council at its Nov. 19 meeting recognized Garner Police Department crime analyst Lauren Norman for becoming a certified law enforcement analyst through the International Association of Crime Analysts.

Glendale police go high-tech to address trouble areas (News)

With a grant from the National Institute of Justice, Rutgers University gave Glendale police a grant of $30,000 to use Risk Terrain Modeling technology to predict where crimes will likely happen. Rutgers was given a $500,000 grant from the NIJ to use RTM with six agencies around the country, stated a news release from the university.

Rutgers To Honor Scholar Who Is An Expert In Environmental Criminology, Wildlife Crime (News)

Ronald Clarke will be honored Nov. 14 by Rutgers University, Newark, with the Chancellor’s Excellence Award for exceptional contributions to research.

Mapping (and Potentially Preventing) Crime With Math (News)

A group of math students and professors, writing in a recent issue of SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, expand on the previous hypothesis that a human’s daily and weekly commute can often resemble an animal’s foraging path. (For instance, a person may take short walks around her neighborhood on the weekend, and then take a relatively long bus or subway ride to work during the week, followed by short walks in the vicinity of the office.)

Why South Africa would benefit from regular crime stats (News)

For the past four years, total crime levels have stabilised at high levels while certain worrying crimes such as house and business robberies have generally increased. This is despite tens of thousands of additional police officials being hired into the South African Police Service (SAPS). It’s time to do things differently if we want to reduce crime further. A simple but highly effective start would be to release the local crime statistics monthly. International experience reveals that there will no negative consequences for doing so, but potentially much to gain in the form of more safety conscious and active communities.

Success story: The psychologist of crime (News)

Last winter, Amy Blaisdell-Pechmanova, 28, was enrolled in the Citizen Police Academy and interning with Lewiston police.

Today, she's the Lewiston Police Department's new crime analyst.

Establishing an Analytics Culture in Public Safety (News)

Sometimes lost in the big data discussion, especially in public safety circles, is the challenge of overcoming organizational cultural challenges in employing analytics as part of day-to-day operations. Renowned criminologist Jerry Ratcliffe suggests in his article, “Integrated Intelligence and Crime Analysis,” that while analytical technology and analysts can be introduced into the organizational structure of police departments, the receptiveness of police departments to assimilate this information may be difficult.

Independence police forecasting crimes before they happen (News)

Independence, Mo., police are lowering crime rates by forecasting them before they happen.

McCoy Park was known for its homeless camps and police noticed several crimes associated with them.

However, because of a new initiative police say the camp is no longer there and the number of issues reported has dropped.

Jennifer Dachenhausen is the Crime Analyst at the Independence Police Department. She said since Chief Tom Dailey started the "Core Process," crime in the city is down.

Rise of the crime analyst (News)

Given the proper support, crime analysts can serve as an indispensable asset within the department and the city.

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