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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a crime analyst do?

As provided by the International Association of Crime Analysts on the What Crime Analysts Do page, crime analysts help police departments in five primary ways:

  1. Finding series, patterns, trends, and hot spots as they happen
  2. Researching and analyzing long-term problems
  3. Providing information on demand
  4. Developing and linking local intelligence
  5. Making your department look good

See the What Crime Analysts Do page for further details on each of the above areas.

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