Smith, Susan C., Shawnee, Kansas, Police Department;
Bruce, Christopher W., Davners, Massachusetts, Police Department
The Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (MAPS) Program in
conjunction with the National Law Enforcement, Corrections and Technology
Center - Southeast (NLECTC-SE) in Charleston, South Carolina, announce the
free download of a CrimeStat workbook designed specifically for crime
analysts in the use of CrimeStat III. The data used in the workbook are
also provided. Further, a PowerPoint file covering the workbook and all
lessons is provided for download for those wanting to instruct a class.
CrimeStat III is a Windows-based spatial statistics software package used
for analyzing crime data from law enforcement and criminal justice
agencies. Output produced from the software can be used with a geographic
information system (GIS) to support and enhance the tactical and strategic
analysis efforts of police departments. The workbook covers how to prepare
data for CrimeStat, produce results and import them into ArcGIS 9.x for
further analysis or presentation. It also covers entering data into
CrimeStat III, basic descriptive statistics from Spatial Distribution,
measures of clustering in Distance Analysis, several 'Hot Spot' techniques,
and using both single and dual Kernel Density Interpolation. Upon
completion of the workbook and exercises, users are able to immediately
make use of CrimeStat at their own agencies in the analysis of crime
patterns and trends.
geographic information systems
Data Collection Notes:
CrimeStat III User Workbook and Data includes the CrimeStat
Workbook (in PDF), the CrimeStat Workbook PowerPoint file, and GIS data in 124 files.
The CrimeStat program and documentation are available
from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data at CRIMESTAT.
The CrimeStat program is the property of, and is copyrighted by, Ned Levine and Associates, intended for the use of law enforcement agencies, criminal justice researchers, and educators. It can be distributed freely for
educational or research purposes, but cannot be resold. The name CrimeStat is a registered trademark of Ned Levine and Associates. The program must be cited correctly in any publication or report that uses results from the
The workbook lessons and screen shots use GIS, crime, and
call-for-service data provided by the Lincoln Police Department in Lincoln, Nebraska. In several cases, to illustrate a particular point, data were created or invented, so none of the lesson outputs or maps should be
taken as an accurate representation of crime in Lincoln.
Ronald E. Wilson, Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (MAPS) Program, National Institute of Justice, and Ned Levine, Ned Levine and Associates, were special collaborators on this project.