The Crime Analysis Unit is the primary resource center where specific crime data is collected. The data is analyzed to identify the existence of criminal activity, crime patterns and suspect information. The Crime Analysis Unit provides support to enforcement and criminal investigation by performing research that aid in formulating strategies for combating crime and enhancing the investigative process. This data is frequently compared with surrounding jurisdictions to develop crime trends that could affect the citizens of Marion County. The Crime Analysis unit is responsible for turning data and information into comprehensive information that allows the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to be better crime fighters. The unit is dedicated to supporting the Sheriff’s efforts to solve community problems and reduce crime.