The University of Maryland seeks to establish a comprehensive, statewide criminal justice data lake for Maryland, integrating real time data and conducting academic research analysis to develop and evaluate innovative strategies and policies aimed at reducing crime. The Maryland Crime Research and Innovation Center (MCRIC) evaluates law enforcement strategies, as well as community violence reduction initiatives, identifying the most successful methodologies and approaches to help prevent and reduce crime.   

MCRIC is an interdisciplinary initiative, drawing from a broad range of expertise ranging from the nation’s #1 Criminology program to Computer Science, Information Studies, Artificial Intelligence, and Engineering, all Top 25 programs in the U.S., as well as Public Health, Business, and Social Work. MCRIC was launched in 2018 with support from the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP).   
 
MCRIC works with a variety of partners, including police and practitioners, lawmakers, academic peers, and industry, to promote data sharing, exchange knowledge and best practices, and develop new approaches. The University of Maryland aspires to make MCRIC the premier crime research center in the nation.
 
MCRIC seeks out engagement with new partners across the state and across the nation. 
 
Please contact us at mcric [at] umd [dot] edu.