Crime analysis is a law enforcement function that involves systematic analysis for identifying and analyzing patterns and trends in crime and disorder. Information on these patterns can help law enforcement agencies deploy resources in a more effective manner and assist officers and detectives in identifying and apprehending suspects.
Crime analysis also plays a role in devising solutions to crime problems and formulating crime prevention strategies. Quantitative social science data analysis methods are part of the crime analysis process; though qualitative methods such as examining police report narratives also play a role. Crime analysis at the Radford City Police Department is a function of the Records office and is done by the Records Manager, Sonia Ramsey.
Certified in Crime Analysis and a member of the Virginia Crime Analyst Network (VCAN) as well as the International Association of Crime Analyst (IACA); membership in these organizations provide ongoing training in technology as well as trend changes in analysis.
The following annual reports are presented by the Radford Department of Police Office of Records Management for viewing by the citizens of Radford and other interested parties.
Monthly Crime Reports
The city GIS department provides interactive mapping including crime mapping tools for individual analysis online.
Crime Pin Maps
You can see the crimes being committed in Radford with our crime pin maps.