Crime Analysis is defined as a set of systematic, analytical processes directed at providing timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trend correlations to assist operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process, and increasing apprehensions and the clearance of cases.
The Crime Analysis Unit produces crime summaries, crime profiles, beat statistics, neighborhood statistics, bulletins for wanted persons, crime trend reports and many other informational reports.
The Crime Analysis Unit also enforces the alarm ordinance. All alarms require a city permit. Owners, whose alarms have an excessive amount of false alarms, are billed for each police response.