February 07, 2011
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Pa. police employ new technology to identify crime patterns

Free service CrimeMapper.com paying big dividends

The Express-Times

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Bethlehem Police Department has been using crimemapping.com - an online graphical interface that maps out crime locations -- for about a year and is extremely pleased with the insight the free service provides.

Data from the city's crime log is entered into the San Diego-based Omega Group's website each night and both officials and citizens can view crime patterns in the area.

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“I use it all the time just to look at patterns,” Lt. Mark DiLuzio, who leads Bethlehem’s detectives, said. “It works. It shows you where you are being hit.”

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