Crime Prevention Evidence

Simsi analytics show you which settings attract criminal behavior in order to disrupt opportunities for crime by focusing on the environment. Simsi’s RTMDx SaaS platform meets community expectations for crime prevention and the operational needs of police at all levels of government (municipal, county, state).

Simsi’s platform focuses on problem-solving. It focuses on places and doesn’t target people. And it’s evidence-based and proven to work via practical user experiences and over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles from the U.S. and around the world.

  • Newark, NJ reduced gun violence by 35% and motor vehicle theft by 40%. Use of RTMDx software in Newark is now an exemplary model for cities and towns across the nation to deliver public safety as Data-Informed Community Engagement (DICE)
  • Atlantic City, NJ reduced robberies by 63% [research brief]
  • Fayetteville, NC reduced motor vehicle break-ins by 35% and violent crimes by 11% citywide, and wrote about it in Police Chief magazine
  • Dallas, TX reduced murders by 16%, and codified RTM into city law
  • Kansas City, MO reduced gun violence by 22%, and saw an estimated cost savings of $4.9M to local criminal justice and emergency healthcare systems [research brief]
  • Essex Police (UK) reduced violent crime by 47%, and they saved $10 for every $1 spent on Simsi, according to their cost-benefit analysis. [research brief]

Experience similar returns on investment when Simsi software is added to your analytic toolkit. Crime analyses and actionable reports will offer hyper-local assessments tailored to your jurisdiction. Deliver an effective and equitable distribution of resources to prevent crime and enhance public safety.

Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) is the core technology and analytic method that powers RTMDx. RTM analysis diagnoses crime location patterns and identifies environmental conditions that contribute to crime problems.

  • Different crime incident locations can have common underlying causes. That is, events may be unrelated, but attractive settings for them may share similar qualities. 
  • Diagnose crime hot spots and fix them. But also, there’s no need to wait for crimes to persist or cluster. Analyze just a few crime incidents, such as emerging series or sprees.
  • RTM sheds light on why crimes pattern the way they do. 
  • RTM puts the focus on places, not people.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) named Risk Terrain Modeling the January 2023 “Term of the Month
  • U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland discussed the role that NIJ-funded research on Risk Terrain Modeling plays in helping cities develop “tailored strategies to prevent and disrupt violence in collaboration with the people experiencing it” during his May 2023 speech in Arlington, Virginia.

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