Author Archives: Simsi Team

Data-Driven Women in Policing Fellowship

PRESS RELEASE (PDF) Simsi’s partnership with the 30×30 Initiative aims to advance women leaders in policing. The Data-Driven Women in Policing Fellowship aims to advance women police officers to leadership ranks by increasing access to the tools, training, and practical … Read More

Esri + Risk Terrain Modeling

Co-founder and COO Joel Caplan spoke with the host of Esri UK’s Talking Heads webcast. Subject matter experts from across areas of defense, national security, and public safety are invited to share their best practices for folks in the United … Read More

Generate Temporal Heat Map

What’s the peak time for crime? Use RTMDx software to create temporal heat maps quickly and easily! Read more or jump right to watching the short video demo, below. With just 3 clicks the Temporal Heat Map Generator shows the … Read More

Filter Tool (analyze subsets of data)

Use filter tools to focus the analysis on a particular subset of your data. This short video clip demonstrates how! RTMDx lets you run temporal analyses for a specific time or date range (e.g. daytime/nighttime or summer/winter months). You can … Read More

Risky Places During the Holiday Shopping Season

Are you ready for the holiday shopping (crime) season?   Crime patterns change. The time-of-day or day-of-week makes risky places even more fluid. Holiday shopping can make crime patterns more dynamic. Different crime types such as robbery, burglary or motor … Read More

KCPD Improves Police Operations and Public Safety with Risk Terrain Modeling

Congratulations to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department (KCPD) for receiving the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2022 Leadership in Law Enforcement Research Award. This award recognizes agencies that demonstrate excellence in conducting and using research to improve … Read More

Workshops are Hot Spots for Learning About Crime Prevention and Public Safety

Crime and violence are top priorities for many cities across the United States. Adequately addressing these issues in a way that meets local expectations can be challenging. Police can’t do it alone. Simsi’s Crime Prevention with Risk Terrain Modeling workshop … Read More

Risk Narratives

Risk narratives convey the contexts and opportunities for crime at particular places and times. A risk narrative is like a story about how crime incidents connect to places. It accounts for how people interact at and around particular places to … Read More

Data-Informed Community Engagement

The Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC) does data-informed community engagement (DICE) really well. The NPSC prioritizes crime problems with guidance from its community partners. They use RTMDx software to diagnose crime patterns and connect geographic features with crime events. Then … Read More

Safeguard Against Bias in Big Data

The growing use of ‘big data’ and analytics by police departments is often equated with over-policing or increased law enforcement at crime hot spots. In contrast, problem-solving with risk terrain modeling (RTM) can be data-informed, transparent and civilly just. RTM … Read More