CrimeStat Materials

On this page find:

CrimeStat Program and Documentation

CrimeStat IV Program

CrimeStat Libraries 

Sample Data Sets

CrimeStat Documentation

Many chapters and sections linked below reference and link to other chapters or appendices. For those links to work, you must save all of the files in a folder named "Version 4.0 distribution". If you are interested in the complete documentation, we recommend downloading a zip file containing all chapters and sections (zip, 35.6 MB).

Table of Contents, Acknowledgments and License Agreement (pdf, 91 KB)

Part I: Program Overview

Part II: Spatial Description

Part III: Hot Spot Analysis

Part IV: Spatial Modeling I

Part V: Spatial Modeling II

Part VI: Crime Travel Demand Modeling

Additional Sections

Contact Information
Questions relating to the software, sample data or manual should be directed to:
Dr. Ned Levine
Ned Levine and Associates

See copyright and citation information for CrimeStat and the manual.

CrimeStat User Workbook and Data

The CrimeStat III User Workbook is a separate product created by Susan C. Smith and Christopher W. Bruce for CrimeStat version 3.3. The CrimeStat program — currently in version 4.02 — and manual were created by Ned Levine. The information in this section pertains only to the workbook. Download CrimeStat IV or the CrimeStat IV manual.

NIJ’s Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety Program, in conjunction with the former National Law Enforcement, Corrections and Technology Center-Southeast  in Charleston, South Carolina, produced a CrimeStat workbook designed specifically for crime analysts in the use of CrimeStat III (version 3.3).

The workbook covers how to prepare data for CrimeStat, produce results and import them into ArcGIS 9.x for further analysis or presentation. It also covers entering data into CrimeStat III, basic descriptive statistics from Spatial Distribution, measures of clustering in Distance Analysis, several 'Hot Spot' techniques, and using both single and dual Kernel Density Interpolation. Upon completion of the workbook and exercises, users are able to immediately make use of CrimeStat at their own agencies in the analysis of crime patterns and trends.

The data used in the workbook is provided below as well as a PowerPoint file covering the workbook and all lessons is provided for download for those wanting to instruct a class.

User workbook files:

Contact Information 

Questions related to the workbook and data sets should be directed to:
Christopher W. Bruce
Analytical Specialist
Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) Program

Date Created: November 18, 2013