People want to know about what is happening in their community so they can make informed decisions regarding their safety. Providing evaluation tools to the public enhances your department’s transparency. CrimeMapping is a user-friendly way for your agency to better provide citizens with accurate data.
Data Privacy & Integrity
CrimeMapping provides the public access to generalized data. Victim names and addresses are not displayed. The public sees filtered data from your records management system that conforms to privacy standards. You choose what information, such as sex offender data or types of crime incidents to display on CrimeMapping.
Set alerts and create charts or reports
The CrimeMapping website gives users the power to set their own crime alerts around specific addresses, such as an automatic notification when vehicle break-ins occur within their area. They can filter data by date and crime type and create charts based on the crime incidents that are shown on the map. Citizens can view crime activity within a specified radius from any location such as a residence, business, or school address or display the distance from any crime to any address of interest.
Tell your story
Your prevention efforts and successes can be depicted in a way that engages the public. Your agency can use CrimeMapping to provide information to the media, support neighborhood watch or citizens groups, and generally provide more transparency to the public. You show the public that your agency cares about keeping the public well informed.