Crime Analysis Tools

Investigating the Applicability of the Near-Repeat Spatio-Temporal Phenomenon to Shot(s) Fired Incidents: A City-Level Analysis

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.

The Use of Geographic Profiling in Crime Analysis

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.