Gun Violence Prevention Strategies: Identifying Hot Spots

Problem-solving policing often uses crime analysis to locate concentrations of crime called "hot-spots." Hot spot analysis helps police identify high-crime areas, types of crime being committed, and other information that will help craft the most effective response. For instance, mapping local crime hot spots together with emergency room data has proven useful in many gun violence interventions.

NIJ offers a wealth of resources about hot spots and crime mapping:

Date Modified: May 19, 2010