Read the Newly Released Problem-Oriented Policing Guide on Addressing Crime Hot Spots

The Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) initiative released a problem-oriented policing (POP) guide titled “Understanding and Responding to Crime and Disorder Hot Spots.” SPI collaborated with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing at Arizona University with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to develop this guide.

The guide discusses the following:

•            Defining what crime hot spots are and discussing why they are important.

•            Using analysis to identify crime-concentrated areas.

•            Addressing crime hot spots with effective policing strategies.

The report highlights SPI sites that have implemented hot spot initiatives such as Boston, MA; Glendale, AZ; and Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, this report includes an example of a hot spots policing effort in Sacramento, CA.

Read the Hot Spots POP Guide.