Crime Analysts

FBI Analysts Using a Computer

Crime analysts analyze patterns in criminal behavior in order to catch criminals, predict patterns and motives of criminals, and improve the responsiveness of law enforcement agencies.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Collect, categorize, analyze, and share crime data; write a profile on criminal patterns; work with police to discuss connected cases; track known offenders; create crime trend forecasts; collate and disseminate demographic data; create reports to aid in policy making
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Computer
  • Research
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Crime Analysis Manager
  • Senior Crime Analyst
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Analyst Intern

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