Data Used to Identify Violent Crime Drivers and Inform Best Practices for Prosecution (2019)

Yolo County District Attorney’s Office (Woodland, CA)

Population: 220,410 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 42 | Contact Information

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office created a Crime Strategy Unit (CSU) which serves as a data hub to enhance the county’s ability to analyze national and regional crime trends and coordinate information-sharing between agencies.

The CSU team is broadening the scope of its existing narcotics task force to gather and analyze intelligence on all violent crime, with a focus on career criminals, criminal organizations, and crime drivers. The team is also working with designated law enforcement personnel to develop best practices for conducting serious investigations. The purpose of doing so is to achieve optimal and positive measurable results in the community.