Being a crime analyst is a chance to become Sherlock Holmes in real life. Crime analysts look for patterns and try to predict crimes based off of prior data. They work in conjunction with law enforcements to help prevent future crime.
Some of the responsibilities that they perform in this capacity include collecting data, using mapping software to focus on crime hotspots, analyzing police reports, and looking for trends to provide possible answers for a crime that has occurred and prevent future such crimes from occurring. Essential skills that they will need to demonstrate to be successful in this position include analytical, attention to detail, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to identify patterns.
To qualify for this position, applicants will need a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, social sciences, or a related discipline. Moreover, prior work experience in roles such as data analysis, law enforcement, or similar would be advantageous. Understanding of GIS and Data Analytics is also desirable. The average hourly pay for this position is $20.93, which amounts to over $43,000 annually.