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Where can I find information on Compstat?
The Compstat process revolves around periodic meetings in which senior police officials and area commanders discuss crime trends and what police strategies and tactics are being used to address crime and other quality of life problems in particular localities. Further information about Compstat can be found in the following resources: Additionally, Chapter 1 of the report, Information Systems Technology Enhancement Project: ISTEP II Case Studies from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) provides additional information.

Information about the effectiveness of policing law enforcement programs which utilize Compstat can be found on the CrimeSolutions.gov Web site. Once on the site, conduct a search for the term "Compstat". The CrimeSolutions.gov site uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services and includes multiple program evaluations for policing initiatives which utilize Compstat.

To learn more, conduct a search of our Abstracts Database using "Compstat" as your subject keyword.


Last Updated: November 19, 2013

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