Crime analysts are becoming the most sought-after persons at all levels of law enforcement, and are beginning to take prominent positions in criminal justice agencies. We prepare undergraduate and graduate students to become crime analysts.

Crime analysts gather crime and disorder data, identify and analyze patterns, trends and problems, develop recommendations based on their findings, and create and disseminate information that helps criminal justice agencies address crime and allocate resources. In their work, crime analysts use skills involving GIS, spatial statistics and analysis, and mapping techniques.


Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Enderis Hall, Room 1110

Why Crime Analysis?

There is a demand for crime analysts and criminal intelligence analysts at local, state, and federal levels. Agencies across the state and the nation are seeking persons with specialized preparation.

Federal agencies are creating numerous positions and other criminal justice agencies such as probation and parole officers, district attorney’s offices, and witness protection programs are developing and implementing these technologies.

Student CategoryCrime Analysis Option
Bachelor of science criminal justice and criminology studentsSpecialization in crime analysis
Master of science criminal justice and criminology studentsConcentration in crime analytics
Students with a major other than criminal justice and criminologyMinor in crime analysis
Students with a bachelor’s degreeCertificate in crime analysis

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