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. The pattern bulletins are one
of the most common means for analysts to convey crime information both internally and
Only using the pattern of robberies deduced in Module 9 the student will prepare
a Pattern Bulletin (AKA a BOLO) to depict the findings (meaning you are basically
converting the module 9 text submission into a more aesthetically pleasing
product for distribution). The final product should convey the: who, what, where,
when and how of the crime pattern.
The BOLO you prepare must have a map in it. The pattern we deduced in module 9
only provided beats for location. You may use any map and incorporate symbols to
simulate where the robberies occurred (I understand this won’t be entirely accurate) but
you need a map to enhance the pattern bulletin.