Crime Analysis Unit
Crime Analysis is defined as...
A set of systematic, analytical processes directed at providing timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trend correlation’s to assist the operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process, and increasing apprehensions and the clearance of cases. Within this context, Crime Analysis supports a number of departmental functions including patrol deployment, special operations, and tactical units, investigations, planning and research, crime prevention, and administrative services (budgeting and program planning).- - Steven Gottlieb et.al. 1994, "Crime Analysis: From First Report to Final Arrest."
The Three Types of Crime Analysis are...
- Tactical analysis provides information to assist operations personnel (patrol and investigative officers) in identifying specific and immediate crime problems and the arrest of criminal offenders. Analysis data is used to promote a quick response to field situations.
- Strategic analysis is concerned with long range problems and projections of long-term increases or decreases in crime (crime trends.). Strategic analysis also includes the preparation of crime statistical summaries, resource acquisition, and allocation studies.
- Administrative analysis focuses on the provision of economic, geographic, or social information to administrators. Examples include city council reports and special research projects.
Crime Analysis Personnel
The Peoria Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit is comprised of one full-time crime analyst. The unit performs all three types of Crime Analysis: Tactical, Strategic, and Administrative.