The Crime Analyst Office is responsible for reviewing daily police data. The data
is taken and applied to different analysis programs and methods in an effort to
understand any trends that are occurring. The office looks for themes and patterns
across local areas to understand where most crimes are being committed and in what
The Crime Analyst Office works hand-in-hand with law enforcement officials within
their agency and work as a part of the team. The police officers and other law enforcement
officials pass along their daily reports to the crime analysts for proper analysis.
They use the data to create maps and graphs that spell out the number and types
of crimes happening within each specific area.
Crime analysts review past data and trends to draw their conclusions. Their findings
are used for law enforcement operations to help prevent future crimes. This data,
along with the crime analyst’s findings, is helpful in fighting crime and ensuring
proper police coverage is provided in a given area. This information is also helpful
to families, parents, and citizens of local communities.