Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Beware: Mapping is Contagious!

March 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Crime mapping is sweeping the nation with so many communities looking towards mapping crimes to keep the public informed and the city safe.  Since the inception of CrimeView Community, as many as 40 states and hundreds of communities have taken the initiative to map the crime that occurs in their towns.  The ability to give residents information about the safety of their town allows them to make more conscious and safer decisions and also permits the police force to recognize crime-prone areas and to handle these areas accordingly.

To read more about the spread of crime mapping, click here

Kenneth E. Liwag; Rutgers University Planning Intern; VERTICES, LLC.


Crime and Mapping…

February 3, 2009 1 comment


If you’ve ever scoured the newspapers to see what type of crimes have happened in your towns, you’ll be interested to see what some other towns have done to provide the information to its residents.  The East Palo Alto Police Department has begun using interactive maps (via to visualize where crimes have been taking place across their municipality.  Residents can now keep up to date with what is going on in their towns through community mapping…

If you are interested in reading further, click here.  Or if you are interested in seeing some actual crime report sites, click here

Kenneth E. Liwag, Rutgers University Planning Intern, VERTICES, LLC.