Minneapolis Web-Based Crime Map
From the press release:
Crime analysis and mapping data is now in the hands of the city's citizens. The Minneapolis Police Department has launched a new web-based crime mapping tool called RAIDSONLINE (Regional Analysis and Information Sharing). The product was developed by Bair Analytics.
The new system has been made available to the City of Minneapolis at no cost. It is being used by cities across the country, including several communities locally.
The crime statistics and reports section is the most visited area on MPD's website. The public has a strong desire to know what crimes and incidents are taking place in their communities and on their individual blocks.
The new tool offers increased transparency and public access to crime maps and information. Previously, the MPD placed static crime maps on its website and updated them weekly. With RAIDS, that information is updated daily, and the system stores crime data for the past 3 years. Citizens now have the ability to customize maps in a variety of ways. Data can be mapped by address, crime type or by date range.
"We are hoping the public will use this system to its fullest extent. It provides increased transparency and access to time and accurate police incident data. RAIDSONLINE will give the public a better picture of what's going on in their neighborhoods. This awareness will help the MPD solve and reduce overall crime," Minneapolis Police Chief Janee' Harteau said.