Crime mapping data again available for Edmonds, nearby agencies

14955943_631686767012030_1658370581640773246_nEdmonds police announced Thursday that crime mapping data is again available, and can be found at this link:

The crime mapping function covers Snohomish County police agencies, in partnership with their two dispatch centers, SNOPAC and SNOCOM.

It replaces a former tool that was shut down last year when the agencies went to a shared records system called New World.

The crime mapping system, provided by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, takes data from police reports and puts it on a map. Citizens can select what crime types they want to view and see where those crimes are occurring over time periods they have selected. The system can display “heat maps” showing concentrations of the crimes that citizens are viewing on the map.

Each crime incident can be expanded to show additional information about the incident, such as the specific crime that was listed in the police report, the report number, the date and time the incident was reported, and the general location the incident occurred. To protect privacy, the actual incident location is randomly offset on the map display.


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