Hot Spots Lab

Research continues to find that focusing police resources on very small and highly concentrated crime locations can work to reduce crime. But once hot spots are identified, what should officers do when they get to hot spots? How should they spend their time? What tactics and strategies should they implement? The Micro-Places slab of our Evidence-Based Policing Matrix shows numerous examples and interventions targeting very small geographic locations such as a block, street segment, alley, intersection, specific address or cluster of addresses. The Hot Spots Lab serves as a resource on how to implement this important research finding into practice in different types of jurisdictions.

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