National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) is a component of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), located at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime stands ready to assist our state, local, and international partners.
We believe the best way to combat any threat — be it terrorism, gang violence, or serial murder — is to combine our knowledge and resources with those of our partners, and to work as a team.
Message from Director Mueller Every day, law enforcement officers across America are called to respond to murders.
Each homicide case is tragic, but there are few cases more heartrending and more difficult to understand than serial murder.
Our hope is that it will give you new ideas and new resources as you continue your important work.
The FBI is committed to contributing to the understanding of these horrific acts.
In addition to the significant investigative challenges they bring to law enforcement, serial murder cases attract an over-abundance of attention from the media, mental health experts, academia, and the general public.
While there has been significant, independent work conducted by a variety of experts to identify and analyze the many issues related to serial murder, there have been few efforts to reach a consensus between law enforcement and other experts, regarding these matters.
The goal of this analysis process is to provide law enforcement agencies with a better understanding of the motivations and behaviors of offenders.
The analysis is a tool that provides investigators with descriptive and behavioral characteristics of the most probable offender and advice regarding investigative techniques to help identify the offender.
Each day included panel discussions, case presentations, and discussion groups addressing a range of topics related to serial murder.