The benefits of data sharing in criminal intelligence and fraud prevention


One of the most effective weapons in preventing today’s crimes is the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information of data and the full integration of that intelligence into investigations, operations and crisis response.

The rapid flow of information between federal, provincial and municipal partners is a key element in dismantling criminal and terrorist organizations and eliminating the crimes and threats that plague our society today.

Advances in technology have made it easier and less expensive to collect, merge, manipulate, visualize and analyze data, which aids in the sharing of data between internal and external units.

Key benefits of data sharing

One of the great benefits of digital tools used by public agencies to provide services is the amount of data that is accessible. However, without sharing recorded data and integrating that data across all aspects to combat crime, the benefits are limited.

Integrating and sharing data across different units increases the value of data. It improves efficiency and speeds up response time. Data sharing results in access to more data and facilitates the elimination of silos, which leads to increased performance, thus providing invaluable insights to the organization.

Sharing leads to access to more data and facilitates the elimination of silos, resulting in increased performance, while providing invaluable value to the organization.

Those who are open to promoting data sharing have more stakeholder engagement and influence than those who are not. This improves understanding and knowledge of the data to support case resolution techniques and methods.

The risks of not sharing data

Not sharing data across units has consequences for the units. Some examples include:

  • Aging techniques and processes.
  • Endless bureaucracy.
  • Duplication of data or queries.
  • Lack of global view on facts, individuals, and potential connectivity between them.
  • Longer, more expensive investigations, deployment of additional resources and possible duplication of resources.
  • Decision makers are restricted in their actions due to lack of usable information in their current investigations.

The challenges associated with data sharing:

Legacy systems
It is a fact that in many organizations, legacy systems have often been programmed in aging languages, which are unfortunately no longer supported on today’s systems.

In addition, the systems currently in use no longer meet the needs of new crime which has become more complex. Despite this challenge, Necando’s accumulated expertise can help you leverage your data effectively!

Technologies associated with data sharing are also a growing issue in the field of crime analysis.

As data accessibility becomes available through tools designed to conduct investigations, it is necessary not only to adopt these types of technologies but also to train investigators and analysts so that they can do their work efficiently and quickly.

At Necando, we make sure to offer the necessary support and training to meet the requirements of the work in progress, but also to provide the analysts with adequate training in the use of the technologies made available to them.

Supporting resources

There is no doubt that without financial, material and human resources, it is difficult for any organization to materialize the demands in terms of data integration and sharing.

It is therefore essential to find solutions that would allow organizations to operate within realistic timeframes without blowing up their resources and making them inefficient.

Necando offers coaching services to assist investigators and analysts to better integrate, share and analyze data. Contact us now for more details!

In conclusion

In conclusion, data integration and sharing provides an essential support to the analyst in its investigation workflow. Whether through sharing or systems integration, it brings immeasurable dynamics and allows to examine the relationships between crimes and their analytical data. It provides a predictive model analysis to make a better prediction of crimes as a whole.

The integration of data and its sharing allows to reduce growing criminality, to better manage the budgets assigned to investigations and investigation units, to improve the investigation capacity and all this thanks to the solutions offered by Necando and i2.


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About Necando Solutions

Necando helps North American organizations optimize their most valuable corporate assets – people and data. We have worked with government agencies, financing, transportation, law enforcement and military customers. Our rich and diversified experience and understanding combined with the i2 powerful intelligence analysis platform are what we are proud to provide to our clients.

About i2 Group

i2 Group is a world-leader in intelligence analysis software. They empower intelligence analysts and investigators to discover, create, and disseminate actionable intelligence to identify the perpetrators of criminal activity. Founded in Cambridge, UK in 1990, it has more than 30 years’ experience in helping its users to solve complex problems. Their products have been proven in countless real-world operations and are relied upon by 4,500+ users in more than 140 countries.