For a crime to occur, a motivated offender needs to encounter a victim at a particular place that lacks guardianship. To prevent a crime from occurring, only one of those elements needs to be removed.
Crime has been repeatedly proven to cluster in both time and space. ICS provides criminal justice agencies the ability to both clearly visualize and map crime data. Well-defined data analyses allow criminal justice agencies to custom tailor their daily deployment strategies to those few places that are driving crime in their jurisdiction. Once these crime areas are identified and the decision is made to deploy resources to them, ICS crime analysis allow the agency to not just send officers to the identified area but to also deploy them with a purpose - send officers to an area with precise, detailed instructions as to what actions they need to carry out, while in the area, in order to reduce the crime.