Definitions Edit

Crime analysis is

a set of systematic, analytical processes directed at providing timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trend correlations to assist operational and administrative personnel in planning in the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process, and increasing apprehensions and the clearances of cases.[1]
[t]he process of analyzing information collected on crimes and police service delivery variables in order to give direction for police officer deployment, resource allocation, and policing strategies as a means to maximize crime prevention activities and the cost-effective operation of the police department.[2]

References Edit

  1. National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, at 40.
  2. Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers, at 46.