How to Develop a Crime Pattern Bulletin

Prepare a pattern bulletin to depict the findings. The final product should convey the: who, what, where, when, and how of the crime pattern.

On page 300 of Dr. Santos’ “Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping” textbook, there is an example of a pattern bulletin typically prepared by crime analysts to inform an audience about all that is known about a crime or disorder pattern. Pattern bulletins are one of the most common means for analysts to convey crime information both internally and externally. The paper you prepare must have a map in it. You may use any map and incorporate symbols to simulate where the robberies occurred, but you need a map to enhance the pattern bulletin.