Crime Analysts

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.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Collect, categorize, analyze, and share crime data; write 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 $75,000
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
  • Conventional
  • Curious
  • 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
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Analyst Intern

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