Community Crime Map

Transparent data sharing to support your community policing efforts


Law enforcement executives are often asked to provide the public with information about crime and criminal activity in the community.

Officials need online applications that automate the dissemination of information to the public. 

These applications give the public a better idea of criminal activity in their area so they can make more decisions about how to stay safe.


Benefits

LexisNexis® Community Crime Map is a public crime map that allows law enforcement to share selected crime data with the public. This application includes basic mapping, dashboards and analytics. This application is free to the public and free to law enforcement agencies. Community Crime Map goes beyond crime mapping by automatically alerting the public about recent crime activity and by improving communication between the public and law enforcement through anonymous tips.

Community Crime Map compiles crime data and other information from law enforcement agencies to make it easier for the public to stay informed about crime. Data in Community Crime Map is provided directly from each law enforcement agency. Because Community Crime Map is just the public side of a much more robust crime data sharing and analysis system for law enforcement, data is cleaned to remove private information about addresses and people. To uphold these quality standards, an automated feed of the law enforcement data pushes data frequently to it. Receiving the data directly from each law enforcement agency ensures that the data is always up to date, accurate and complete.

Providing crime mapping and tips to the community helps law enforcement keep the public aware of crime and it builds trust with residents, business owners and visitors. It also improves communication between the public and law enforcement. By allowing law enforcement to provide these services to the public at no cost through Community Crime Map, it reduces any barriers for law enforcement to use public crime mapping as a crime reduction strategy.


Features

Features for law enforcement:

  • Reduce information requests
  • Improve trust with data accuracy and transparency
  • Control what is shared with the public
  • Multi-agency data sharing
  • Hotspot maps, COMPSTAT and dashboard analytics

Features for the community:

  • Easily search for information and view nearby criminal activity
  • Demographic and socio-economic data show how crime relates to other factors
  • Neighborhood watch reports help the public stay safe
  • View sex offenders in the area