We’re frequently asked how to get started with Risk Terrain Modeling and the RTMDx software. Here’s an overview:
The RTMDx software is delivered to you through a secure login, allowing easy access by all of your project partners and stakeholders while you remain in full control of your data. For a quick overview of the software's interface, check out the click-through tour.
With RTMDx, Risk Terrain Modeling is straightforward in terms of delivering actionable information. To see some of the ways it has been used to support police patrols, investigations and crime forecasting, check out this YouTube video.
The process for implementing risk-based initiatives may vary across jurisdictions, and should be adapted to meet your local needs and expectations. In our experiences, the most common form of implementation follows 3 basic steps. This Quick Start Guide (PDF) lays them out simply.
Once you’re comfortable with the basics, you can build on them to expand risk-based policing operations and improve coordination with various other stakeholders. RTMDx software serves as more than just an analytical tool for Risk Terrain Modeling. Reports and maps are used to inform risk reduction strategies focused at high-risk places. Here are 4 short case studies as examples.
No matter your level of expertise, RTM with RTMDx keeps problem-solving efforts grounded, and evidence-based. It adds context to ‘big data’. And it informs policies and decisions for dedicating resources and directing strategies with an efficient utilization of resources.
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