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Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts use data to predict the activities of criminals, terrorists and organized crimes.


Sample of Reported Job Titles

Crime Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Criminal Intelligence Analyst Supervisor, Criminal Intelligence Specialist, Criminal Research Specialist, Detective and Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Research Specialist, Supervisor Intelligence Analyst



Intelligence analysts use data to predict the activities of criminals, terrorists and organized crimes. They also analyze intelligence from such sources as law enforcement databases, observation and information systems. Some intelligence analysts design their own databases and compile criminal profiles in order that they may link individuals with criminal organizations. Analysts operate in the field, using surveillance equipment to record criminal actions and intercept criminal communiques. Following are some pros and cons of the profession.

The national security analyst practice is found in its purest form inside intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States or the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) in the UK. Its methods are also applicable in fields such as business intelligence or competitive intelligence.


Educational Requirements

The minimum requirement includes an advanced degree and experience in fields involving mathematics, statistics, econometrics, operations research, computer or mathematical programming, and/or modeling.


Salary Information 2023

According to, the median salary of an Intelligence Analyst in 2023 was $64,524.


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