Police say the new crime mapping tool “is designed to help users better understand where police are responding, and offers users a general description of the incident.”
Developed in conjunction with the Fairfax County Department of Information Technology’s GIS branch, the new crime mapping application will be a valuable asset for residents, neighborhood civic associations, businesses, and anyone who wants to know the latest police-related events in their neighborhoods, said police.
Here is how to use it:
Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevents/#police, type the address of the location, and all police-related events within a specific radius will populate the screen.
Information is, typically, a day behind real-time events.
Users may inquire about any location they like; their child’s school, a local business district, a potential area they’d like to move.
Users can also search by incident type (such as assault, larceny, burglary or sex offense), by date, by location and date range.
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