Online mapping services help cops spot crime trends


By Donna Leinwand
USA Today

A growing number of police departments -- nearly 1,000 nationwide -- are using online crime mapping services to grab data from their police reports, identify crime trends and then push the information to the public through online maps and e-mail alerts.

"The more people understand what's going on in a neighborhood, the more they can respond to it," says East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis, who began using one such mapping program, CrimeReports.com, about six months ago.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Online mapping services help cops spot crime trends

Request product info from top Data/Information Sharing Software companies

Thank You!

= required Error occured while sending data

  1. Tags
  2. Community Policing
  3. Investigations
  4. Communications
  5. Patrol Issues

Join the discussion

Be the first
to comment
PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.