Crime Analysis Unit

The desk of the crime analyst

The Crime Analysis Unit supports, collects, analyzes and disseminates information on crime pattern detection, crime-suspect correlation, target profile analysis, and forecasting crime potential, trends and patterns.

Crime analysis is a specialized profession that uses a set of systematic, analytical processes directed at providing timely and relevant information relative to crime, and proposing solutions to patterns and trends in crime. Crime analysis helps plan the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities, aids the investigative process, and increases apprehensions and the clearance of cases.

Within this context, crime analysis supports a number of department functions including:

  • Patrol deployment
  • Special operations and tactical units
  • Investigations
  • Planning and research
  • Crime prevention and 
  • Administrative services (budgeting and program planning)