Making Sense out of Big Data Crime Statistics
Law enforcement researchers analyze illegal activity geographically and chronologically using crime mapping software.  The researchers focus their analyses to designated areas, which range from specific buildings to entire metropolitan areas.
Crime mapping software evaluates the connection between people, places and illegal activity. With data driven law enforcement initiatives - agencies deliver effective, targeted service. Communities neighboring …show more content…
 As the technology matures, agencies need qualified staff members to analyze crime data and produce actionable reports.
Finding qualified crime mapping analysts is a challenge for law enforcement agencies. Many United States law enforcement agencies not fully exploit crime mapping technology’s ability to deter illegal activity, because they lack qualified analysts. Talented individuals empower law enforcement agencies with information to improve departmental performance and public safety. To date, the United States academic system needs more institutions that provide a learning track for the criminal justice analytics discipline and prepare analyst hopefuls with skills for determining how to eliminate or reduce acute and chronic illegal activity using