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Be a part of the growing field of crime analytics, highly in demand by financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and private security. Crime analytics are a part of the new wave of intelligence-led policing being adopted by policing agencies across Canada. Our Certificate in Crime Analytics will equip you with not only a theoretical foundation, but also extensive practical experience with new developments in technology, and it can be completed within a year. In this certificate, 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 you to crime analyst positions in national security and law enforcement agencies across local, provincial, and federal lines. The program’s extensive practical experience can also help students transition beyond standard policing agencies, as crime analysts are also contracted by private consulting firms and financial institutions. 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 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

Awards and Financial Aid


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