|Center||Center for Visualization and Data Analytics at Purdue University (VACCINE)|
Analyzing high volume criminal, traffic and civil (CTC) incident data is a crucial component for preventing crimes and judiciously allocating resources for the law enforcement community. However, with data sets increasing in size and complexity, and as budgets shrink and departments scale back, the ability of local law enforcement agencies to effectively analyze the data being collected becomes increasingly strained. VALET provides law enforcement agencies with a suite of tools that allows for the spatiotemporal exploration of multivariate data sets and police records.
VALET HAS BEEN DEPLOYED IN INDIANA AT TIPPECANOE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WEST LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PURDUE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND IN ILLINOIS AND OHIO.
VALET enables advanced data exploration and analysis of CTC incidence reports to help law enforcement decision makers, analysts and officers identify crime trends and patterns, discover crime anomalies, and assist in allocating resources. Data layers include: criminal, traffic, civil; calendar events; weather; census and demographic; Geographic Information Systems; and moon phase.