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Crime analytics is a part of the new wave of intelligence-led policing being adopted by financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and private security firms across Canada. In this certificate, which can be completed in a year, you’ll gain experience in using crime analysis tools for tactical, strategic, and administrative decision-making in law enforcement.

Industry and Careers
This certificate can lead to career paths in various roles. Here are some examples:

  • Crime analyst in national security and law enforcement agencies at municipal, provincial, and federal levels
  • Crime analyst for private consulting firms and financial institutions

Note: In law enforcement or security agencies, crime analytics are usually carried out by the civilian workforce rather than uniformed or sworn law enforcement personnel.

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Individuals who have an interest or previous background in criminology, urban planning, geography, sociology, or psychology
  • Young professionals who are looking for a more data-driven job but who need to strengthen their skills in computer science

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will be able to do the following:

  • Apply your extensive practical experience in GIS mapping, data analysis, and decision support
  • Understand criminal justice, policing, and criminal behaviour
  • Understand the role of crime analysts in evidence-based policing, and the uses and misuses of data analysis

Certificate Requirements

  • 5 required courses
  • 1 elective
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) 1.67+

Admission Criteria    


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits


  • Mature student status

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