Crime Analysis (Body)

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CRIME ANALYSIS

TaMinka Watford

Tiffin University

 

 

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Introduction

Our police department has 12000 members who are equipped to maintain law and order

and protect the community members. The department also helps prevent crime and maintain

peace in the community through the elimination of crime. The police department is made up of

different ages, but the police department’s more significant proportion is between 18 years- 40

years. The police department comprises 60% males and 40% and is working towards achieving

gender equality. The department has diversity, 50% of the population comprises whites, and the

other 50% includes Hispanics and Black Americans. The department is made of 9000 sworn

officers, while the rest are civilian employees. The population of the jurisdiction has been

increasing over the past few years.

Crime Analysis

Crime in the community is very prevalent. Most people live in fear of certain types of

crime, including shootings, murder, sexual assault, robbery with violence, motor vehicle theft,

and burglary. Unfortunately, despite the efforts the department has made to help the community

have law and order, the crime rates in the community were higher in 2020 compared to 2021,

with more cases of theft and d that can be associated with the harsh economic conditions due to

the ongoing pandemic. The crime rates are currently at 31%, and the crimes that have higher

rates include motor vehicle theft which has become very common lately, robbery with violence,

and shootings (Ling et al., 2021). Unfortunately, the department also faces uniform crime

allegations where the police officers have been involved in sexual harassment and shootings of

innocent citizens, and racial discrimination. The number of such cases reported stands at 500

annually, and the department is working on eliminating such incidences.

 

 

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Crime Analysis unit

A Crime Analysis Unit would be very beneficial to the police department so much and

will positively impact the department’s efficiency and effectiveness. The unit will help collect

and analyze crime information on the main primary crimes that affect the community. The

analysis unit will help rank the different crimes on the seriousness and the areas which are more

prone so that the department can assign more officers to the areas (Sanders & Condon, 2017).

The crime analysis unit will help the department predict crime rates depending on past data and

come up with appropriate interventions. The unit will help conduct various types of crime

analysis, including tactical crime analysis, strategic crime analysis, and administrative crime

analysis. The different types of analysis will play different roles in the department.

Tactical crime analysis will help analyze the immediate criminal offenses to develop

quick responses for the crimes. The tactical information will help track criminal offenders and

the provision of investigative lead for the police officers in the department to solve crimes faster

and easier (Belur, J., & Johnson, 2018). The strategic analysis by this unit will help offer

solutions to ongoing problems and offer information that will help come up with patrolling

schedules and the allocation of resources to the various areas. The information will also help

identify unusual crime activities in the department and escalate crimes in particular seasons.

Finally, the crime analysis unit will offer administrative analysis, which will provide solutions

for long-range problems. The information will help in budgeting purposes of the department and

ensure the department’s preparedness at all times.

 

 

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References

Belur, J., & Johnson, S. (2018). Is crime analysis at the heart of policing practice? A case

study. Policing and society, 28(7), 768-786.

Ling, C. P., Noor, N. M. M., & Mohd, F. (2017). Knowledge representation model for crime

analysis. Procedia computer science, 116, 484-491.

Sanders, C., & Condon, C. (2017). Crime analysis and cognitive effects: the practice of policing t

hrough flows of data. Global crime, 18(3), 237-255.