No Cost Crime Analysis Toolkit

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Crime analysis can provide law enforcement agencies with critical tools and information to assist in crimefighting efforts. The Nationwide Crime Analysis Capability Building Project was initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), to identify and evaluate promising practices to assist jurisdictions in enhancing their crime analysis capacity.

The Crime Analysis Toolkit provides findings and resources which can help advance criminal justice decision-making and enhance the impact of crime analysis. The toolkit was designed to enable users to explore resources and refine their approaches.

To help develop this toolkit, BJA selected and engaged three law enforcement agencies which represent both diversity and progressive crime analytical capacity. These police departments have known proficiencies in crime analysis and have established real-time crime centers. They are also actively engaged in regional crime analysis capabilities. The police departments selected are located in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; and Tempe, Arizona. Each of these sites was paired with research partners.

The no cost toolkit can be found at