Support Services>Crime Analysis Unit
The Crime Analysis Unit collects and analyzes crime statistical information in order to protect and meet the needs of the community, and implement a mapping program for in-depth analysis. Crime Analysis allows an analyst to determine who’s doing what to whom by focusing on crimes against persons and property (homicide, rape, robbery, burglary, theft, etc.)
Crime Analysis is a systematic process of collecting, categorizing/collating, analyzing, and disseminating timely, accurate and useful information that describes crime patterns, crime trends, and potential suspects. Crime Analysis supports the police department’s other operations by identifying evolving or existing crime patterns or series; forecasting future crime occurrences; initiating investigative leads; providing support data to community policing and crime prevention programs; and assisting in case clearance processes.