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Advanced Hotspot Analysis

Predictive Crime Mapping

Hypothesis Testing Analysis

Crime Analysis

Understanding Hotspots

Strategic Intelligence Assessments

Geographic Profiling Analysis

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Department of Security and Crime Science

JDI Research Laboratory

The Jill Dando Institute Research Laboratory (JDIRL) is a state-of-the-art secure data facility, the first of its kind at a university in Europe. The JDIRL is a Police Assured Secure Facility for the storage of confidential data, accredited by London's Metropolitan Police Service.

The Lab hosts confidential police data and a range of other sensitive data-sets, for the purposes of research and analysis. These include large data sets from the Metropolitan and other UK police forces, giving details of crime and policing at a disaggregate level, as well as commercially sensitive data from companies, provided for high profile research projects funded by UK Research Councils.

Data Lab

The facility is open to all UCL researchers including staff, PhD students and Masters students. The facility is also open to non-UCL researchers, and to external private and public sector researchers.

All users of the lab must be vetted to an appropriate level and we can ensure researchers and staff are vetted to an appropriate level through professional security clearance agencies.

To arrange a supervised visit to the facility please contact the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science by emailing



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