CrimeWhere

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How do I use CrimeWhere™?

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2016 08:17AM PDT

Why can’t I see crime in my city?

What devices are supported?

 

Using the map

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Jumping to my location

Searching for specific locations

Zoom in or out

Choosing different crime types

Changing the date range

 

Signing up for alerts

    Alert Frequency

    Alert Radius

    Privacy


Sharing the map view

 

Why can’t I see crime in my city?

For crimes to be displayed on your neighborhood map, we require crime data from your local law enforcement agency. If you would like to be notified when CrimeWhere is available in your neighborhood, search for your location, click the link in the lower left corner, and send us your email address.



 

 

What devices are supported?

All internet connected devices support the use of CrimeWhere, including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. A resolution of 600x600 or higher is recommended.
 

 

Using the map


CrimeWhere displays public information about crimes occurring in a given city on Google Maps. Many of the same Google Maps functions such as scrolling to zoom or searching for landmarks are included. Click on a crime marker to see more information about the crime. Two or more incidents that occurred in the same place will be grouped into a numbered crime marker. Click on the marker to see information about each incident. Large numbered circles are shown at higher zoom levels to indicate multiple crimes in that area. Click on any numbered circle to zoom to the individual incidents included in that area.


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Jumping to my location
 


Click Search Crimes, then click Use my current location. If you browser asks for location permission, click Allow so that the browser can access use your location.


 

Searching for specific locations
 


Click on Search Crimes, enter an address, city, or landmark in the search box and hit Enter on your keyboard. Or just click on an auto-populated search result.

 

Zoom in and out
 

Simply click the plus or minus buttons on the right. Numbered markers are shown at the highest zoom levels to indicate multiple crimes in that area. Zooming in will display the individual crime markers for those incidents.

 

Choosing different crime types
 

Click on Search Crimes and select or deselect crime types by clicking on the crime type icons. Hover over any icon to see the crime type name. You can also select or deselect all crime types by clicking on all or none at the bottom. The map will change dynamically as you make your selections.

 

Selecting the date range
 

Click on Search Crimes and choose the desired date range from the drop down menu. The crimes shown will change dynamically on the page when you change the range selected. To close the search panel, click Search Crimes again.

 

Signing up for alerts
 

You can have alerts emailed or texted to you. To sign up:

  1. Enter your email address or cell phone number
  2. Select the desired coverage area with Alert radius slider
  3. Select crime types
  4. Indicate how often you want to be alerted. You can also name the alert. Then click Sign up
 

Alert Frequency
 

Alerts can be sent to you daily, weekly, or monthly.

 

Alert Radius
 

The alert radius allows you to select the area included in your crime alerts. The alert radius spreads out in a perfect circle from the last location searched in the Search panel. The radius can spread from .5 to 5 miles. For example if your radius is 1 mile, your alert will include all crimes occurring within 1 mile of the center point. Once the map is centered on the correct location, drag the slider to select the radius around the center point for which you wish to receive alerts.

 

 

Privacy

PredPol will not share your email address or any personal information with any third parties.

 

You can stop receiving crime alerts at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of a crime alert.


Sharing the map view




To share a CrimeWhere map, click the share icon in the upper right. You can share:
  • By email: Enter the recipient's email address, a message, and your name
  • On Facebook: Click the Facebook icon to share the map on your Facebook wall
  • On Twitter: Click the Twitter icon to tweet a link to the CrimeWhere map

 
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