Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to determine the most effective methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. The following are reports, presentations and other materials that showcase how states and regions are implementing DDACTS.

Texas Department of Transportation Takes the Bull by the Horns: A Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety

January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Texas Department of Transportation Takes the Bull by the Horns: A Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety

This article is reprinted with permission from The Police Chief magazine, published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Daniel A. Howard, MA, CPM, Commander (Ret.), Mount Laurel, New Jersey Police Department and Peggy M. Schaefer, MPM, DDACTS Project Manager, IADLEST

“Personally, I think NHTSA and TxDOT have done more […]

The Crime Reduction Challenge: Using DDACTS for Success

January 21st, 2016|Comments Off on The Crime Reduction Challenge: Using DDACTS for Success

By Stephen Scot Mayer, Carlos Xavier Cantu and John David Osborne Jr.

Harlingen, Texas is a unique place to live, work, and play. Its citizens enjoy a sub-tropical climate that allows them to participate in outdoor activities almost year-round. As a result, local and regional sports are always significant events in […]

NLELP September Webinar: Tennessee Highway Patrol Titan Predictive Analytics

September 16th, 2015|Comments Off on NLELP September Webinar: Tennessee Highway Patrol Titan Predictive Analytics

Tennessee crash data reveal fatalities are down statewide 7 percent compared to last year. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is using predictive analysis to target specific locations. Their program predicts traffic risks across the state and combines multiple factors to predict when and where serious or fatal traffic collisions are most […]

NLELP June Webinar: Where is DDACTS Today and Where is It Going in the Future

June 11th, 2015|Comments Off on NLELP June Webinar: Where is DDACTS Today and Where is It Going in the Future

In 2008, with a federal partnership co-led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) was kicked off with seven pilot sites.  Since then hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country have […]

Smart Policing Initiative FY15 Competitive Grant Announcement

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Smart Policing Initiative FY15 Competitive Grant Announcement

The SPI grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions.  The Shawnee, Kansas police department was a previous recipient that used the DDACTS model and reduced crime in […]

DDACTS: Traffic Safety by the Numbers

January 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on DDACTS: Traffic Safety by the Numbers

Early Successes in Region 2

By John Coyle and Shannon Purdy

Over the past few years, increased publicity and marketing has sparked a national conversation among members of the law enforcement profession about the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) initiative. DDACTS is being promoted as a tool to improve […]

Region 5 LEL Conference Presentations

September 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Region 5 LEL Conference Presentations

On September 23 – 25, 2014, Region 5 held a LEL Conference in Columbus, OH. The conference featured a myriad of presentations covering State LEL updates, special projects, DDACTS, HAZARD, ROAR, OIG Fraud Investigations, and more. The Region 5 States have shared their PowerPoints and they can be viewed here: