Research on the near-repeat phenomenon has generally focused on the dates incidents occurred. Not much is known about how these patterns differ by the time of day; i.e. how they differ by day and night. This study examines the extent to which near-repeat patterns identified in shot(s) fired incidents differ by day and night.
Geographic profiling is a tool that is especially suited for crime analysts as they are often already familiar with analytical techniques and the creation of crime maps. This article outlines the background of geographic profiling, discusses training in the methodology, and concludes with a case example that shows the application of geographic profiling in an operational case.
Coral Springs Police Department in Florida use license plate recognition technology to solve crimes and save lives.