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
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
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Crime analyst jobs are most plentiful in urban areas.
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship with criminal analysis unit
Skills
  • Computer
  • Research
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Crime Analysis Manager
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Analyst Intern

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