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.
DDACTS (Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety) can be a powerful tool in reducing traffic violations and saving lives. A law enforcement operations model supported by a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Institute of Justice, DDACTS uses location-based […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: