Law enforcement crime analysis functions should include collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting crime and incident data to evaluate past performance and identify criminal activity patterns and trends for operational deployment, tactical intervention, strategic planning and management analysis. Crime analysis is indispensable to an agency’s efficiency, productivity and effectiveness. Therefore, all applicable personnel should provide complete and consistent reports of crime, incidents and related information as required to support this function. The crime analysis function should in turn provide operational units with and assist units to assemble data and information sufficient for analysis, planning and daily problem solving.
These documents provide guidance regarding the establishment of the authority for information requirements and reporting responsibilities of the agency’s crime analysis function.