The Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) is responsible for identifying series, patterns and trends in criminal activity. The CAU reviews police reports and calls for service, and uses this data to provide criminal intelligence that can be used throughout the department. This data includes the who, what, when, where, how and why crime is emerging and in what areas. This intelligence is distributed department-wide so that administrators, supervisors and officers can develop plans of action to address crime problems. The Unit is also responsible for mapping crime, tracking crime statistics, and for creating graphs, charts and timelines to better understand crime in the City of Manchester.
The Crime Analysis Unit has recently adopted problem-oriented policing strategies to effectively reduce crime in the city. Part of this process is the utilization of directed patrols in areas deemed “hot spots” for crime. These proactive strategies allow the department to better use its resources by directing officers to areas where crime is occurring, or is likely to occur. The CAU uses statistical processes, crime mapping techniques, and criminological theory to identify hot spots within the city. This information allows police personnel to conduct intelligence-led policing efforts with the overall goal of crime reduction and better police service to the community.
Crime analysis is an essential resource that provides officers with the information they need to most effectively do their jobs. Questions regarding crime analysis can be directed to: email@example.com