There’s plenty of data to analyze, though. Not only are all of these operational systems capturing data, but law enforcement organizations can augment that with external data regarding weather, demographics, and other factors that affect the location, frequency, and type of crimes being committed.
If they want to answer a question that will help them improve resource deployments, crime clearance, or officer safety, law enforcement personnel need to go to different systems, log into them (often not using single sign-on), capture the data elements they need, and put each one into a spreadsheet -- and only then start to evaluate what the data is telling them.
And forget about getting answers in real time.
There’s a lot of data, too many systems, not enough data literacy, and not enough time to do crime data analysis effectively.