Bringing Together Resources – A Smarter Approach to Tackling Volume, Serious and Organised Crimes

The UK’s police services have never been more challenged to deal with rapidly increasing crimes such as Child Sexual Exploitation and Cyber-enabled crime, meeting the threat of Counter-Terrorism, whilst keeping the pressure up on reducing volume crime – and all of this against a much lower level of funding. Those responsible for Intelligence and Investigation need smart systems which can fuse intelligence, enable investigations and support crime reduction.

"Intelligence is one of our most important assets in the fight against crime. But if that intelligence remains locked within departments, it is of little value. Our intranet-based GIS allows us to get up-to-date information about crime and anti-social behaviour out to the police officers in the community who can really use it to reduce crime. "

Superintendent Peter McGuinness, South Yorkshire Police


Data Fusion

Traditional law enforcement data can now be analysed and visualised with multiple data sources such as demographics data, infrastructure and offender tracking, to transform information into actionable intelligence. This helps officers investigating volume or individual crimes at a local, tactical or strategic level.

Analytical Insight

Revealing patterns, trends and relationships, from both historic and current data, can be vital to preventing as well as pursuing crime. By adding live data from social media feeds, further intelligence and evidence can be delivered to investigators and officers looking for the insight required to deliver the most appropriate response.


A geographical context completely enhances the tracking of officers, or suspects or individuals released on licence. Using mapping and drone-based imagery, officers can make better sense of data to co-ordinate the best form of tracking and response.


Big Data

Police services are characterised by their retention of substantial volumes of historic data, most of it in silos. Esri can bring disparate data together to inform policing across local, tactical and strategic levels by revealing patterns, trends and relationships.

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Crime Analysis

Gang related violent crime can be tackled and modelled using ArcGIS.

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Law Enforcement

Situational awareness: analyse the dynamics of an incident, collaborate with other agencies, and allocate resources effectively to protect human life and property in your community.

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