Murat Yildirim

Murat Yildirim

Research Data Manager

Research Division


Murat Yildirim joined the National Policing Institute as a Research Data Manager in January 2023. Previously, he worked as a Research Associate for the IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy. He graduated from the National Police Academy of Turkey in 1997 with a B.A. and earned his Master of Science in Forensic Science from the University of Ankara in Ankara, Turkey, in 2002. He is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He worked as a senior police officer and taught classes and courses at the National Police Academy of Turkey between 1997 and 2011. He also worked for the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) between 2002 and 2003. His research interests include crime concentration (hotspots), evaluation of crime prevention interventions, use of force and police stops, border security and management, and immigration. His work includes the acquisition, collection, cleaning/preparation, analysis, visualization, and mapping of crime data.

Areas of Focus

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Crime data mapping
  • Crime concentration
  • Evaluation of crime prevention interventions
  • Use of force and police stops

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