The Crime Strategies Unit is comprised of senior assistant district attorneys and analysts. The unit gathers, verifies, and analyzes intelligence and data from numerous sources, including the New York City Police Department, in order to identify those individuals most intensely involved in criminal activity, especially shootings, in Brooklyn. The unit maps those areas of concentrated criminal conduct so as to more effectively and efficiently deploy law enforcement resources (including those of the office) to reduce violence and improve public safety. Lastly, the unit delivers targeted information to bureaus and units throughout the office, in order to assist them in making data-driven decisions regarding investigations, prosecutions, and defendants’ participation in alternative-to-incarceration programs.