Case study on how the Safer Derbyshire Partnership wanted to map crime types against locations, establish trends and use the information to deploy resources more effectively with PB Software solutions.
CASE STUDYThe Safer Derbyshire Partnership THE SAFER DERBYSHIRE PARTNERSHIP WANTED TO MAP CRIME TYPES AGAINST LOCATIONS,“MAPINFO® CRIME PROFILER IS DEFINITELY HELPING US ESTABLISH TRENDS AND USETO BUILD A SAFER COMMUNITY.” THE INFORMATION TO DEPLOY RESOURCES MORE EFFECTIVELY.Clare Usherwood, Partnership Analyst, Safer Derbyshire Researchand Information TeamChallenge SUMMARYThe Safer Derbyshire Derbyshire County Council is a local To map the hotspots, the Safer DerbyshirePartnership, a joint initiative government authority with responsibility for Partnership selected the Pitney Bowes Softwarebetween Derbyshire County providing public services to some 750,000 MapInfo Crime Profiler solution, whichCouncil, Derbyshire people living in this largely rural East Midlands Partnership Analyst Clare Usherwood had county. Its responsibilities include working seen demonstrated at 2009’s Crime MappingConstabulary and local statutory with the county’s Police force, Derbyshire Conference. MapInfo Crime Profiler is a locationpartners, wanted to identify Constabulary, to manage and reduce crime intelligence solution that combines multiplejuvenile crime hotspots near and to make Derbyshire a safer place to live. discrete data sets to create detailed maps andthree schools in order to deploy visualizations of criminal activity, includingresources such as Police To help to achieve these aims, the Safer temporal and spatial hotspots.Community Support Officers Derbyshire Partnership was established tomore effectively. co-ordinate efforts between the Council, the Usherwood knew immediately that MapInfo Police and other local public sector agencies Crime Profiler was the solution that Safer to tackle and reduce crime and anti-social Derbyshire needed. “MapInfo Crime Profiler’s behavior in line with national targets. capabilities align perfectly to our needs,” sheSolution said. “Whereas previously we had relied uponThe Safer Derbyshire team In 2009 the Safer Derbyshire Partnership Microsoft Excel for data capture and thechose Pitney Bowes Software identified a need to deploy closely-targeted basic MapInfo package for grid analysis, withMapInfo Crime Profiler, a ® resources to combat youth crime concentrated MapInfo Crime Profiler we can now map crimelocation intelligence solution in and around a number of the region’s schools. types and locations, establish trends and use Residents had complained of juvenile criminal the information to deploy resources morethat enables law enforcement and anti-social behavior ranging from noise and effectively. It’s definitely helping us to buildagencies to map, visualize and nuisance to theft and assault. a safer community.”analyze crime data. MapInfoCrime Profiler uncovered Calls to the Police coupled with minutes from The first step for the SDRI was to load a numbera number of youth crime community meetings suggested that criminal of different data sets into MapInfo Crime Profilerhotspots, allowing the Council and anti-social behavior tended to peak in order to correlate the data and produce aand Police to make effective at certain times of the day and in certain detailed map of youth crime hotspots. Data setsdecisions about the deployment geographic locations. The Safer Derbyshire ranging from school attendance registers and Research and Information team (SDRI) wanted the Guardian crime database to Derbyshireof resources in schools and on to pinpoint these youth crime ‘hotspots’ in Constabulary’s calls for service records andbus routes. order to support the deployment of Police Anti-Social Behavior (ASB) intervention register Community Support Officers (PCSOs), Youth were cleaned and formatted using InfoShare Offending Teams and other resources as OmniData gazetteer before being loaded into effectively as possible. MapInfo Crime Profiler.