Using Michigan Traffic Crash Data to Best Allocate Resources
With law enforcement resources limited, the Transportation Improvement Association’s (TIA) traffic crash analysis resources can be used to determine where to best allocate manpower. TIA has the following crash data resources available:
Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) is a law enforcement operational model supported by a partnership among the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and two agencies of the Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice.
DDACTS integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to determine the most effective methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. Drawing on the deterrent value of highly visible traffic enforcement and the knowledge that crimes often involve motor vehicles, the goal of DDACTS is to reduce crime, crashes, and traffic violations across the country.
For more information on DDACTS, please click here.