Crime Analysis Unit
Crime Analyst Rita De Lucchi, MPA, CCIA and Officer Ryan Andersen work as a team and make up the BPD Crime Analysis Unit. They gather and analyze daily data and weekly crime statistics to identify crime trends and methods of operation across all classifications of crimes. In addition, they regularly map their findings and distribute the crime information to all members of the department for guidance with respect to planning strategies that address the crime problems such as focused enforcement efforts. The Crime Analysis Team prepares reports containing crime statistics for various projects within BPD such as COMPSTAT and the Crime Analysis and Response Strategies (CARS) meetings as well as requests from outside entities.
The Crime Analysis Unit is an essential element within the COMPSTAT Policing. They contribute to increased communication within the department in addition to their production of the timely analysis necessary for officers and detectives to devise appropriate strategies to address crime.
Some of CA De Lucchi's and Officer Andersen's other duties include gathering information for Public Records Act (PRA) requests, quarterly or yearly Clery Reports, mapping for planning projects, EIRs and alcohol outlets density mapping and a host of other projects which require data gathering.
To learn more about Crime Analysis, analysts' training and work go here - CA Crime & Intelligence Analysts Association.
To learn more about recent crime incidents in the City of Berkeley Community CrimeView
www.crimemapping.com or Quarterly and yearly crime FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Statistics.