Analytical Activities and Services Conducted in the Same Mission Areas for Similar Customers in the Eight Urban Areas in Our Review
Notes: We focused our analysis on whether an entity conducted an activity for federal, state, or local customers. Therefore, entities could also conduct these activities for other customers, such as for tribal agencies or to meet internal needs. In addition, entities did not report whether customers for whom an activity was conducted were considered to be primary or secondary customers. Accordingly, the figure indicates whether an activity was conducted, not the frequency or prevalence of that activity. For example, the amount of time and resources dedicated to each activity conducted by the entities may vary. For the purposes of this report, we defined six categories of analytical activities and other services that entities can perform: (1) collection management, (2) strategic analysis, (3) analytical products, (4) threat or risk assessments (5) criminal bulletins and publications, and (6) dissemination.
Collection management is the identification, location, and recording or storing of information used to support analysis.
Strategic analysis is the analysis of crime patterns, crime trends, or criminal organizations for the purpose of planning, decision making, and resource allocation.
Analytical products involve the conversion of raw information into intelligence.
Threat or risk assessments are documents that analyze the propensity for threat or risk in a certain time or place.
Criminal bulletins and publications are bulletins or publications that highlight criminal activity.
Dissemination is the distribution of information to customers.
Urban area 1 includes two regional fusion centers, a fusion center that covers a region within its state and a fusion center that serves state and local partners.