Vancouver Police Department launches a new crime mapping tool

VANCOUVER The Vancouver Police Department has launched a new crime mapping tool to provide the public a way to stay informed about crime in Vancouver.

The crime map geocodes the crime data, then displays incidents on a map along with basic information about the incident, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.

The new Vancouver police tool maps and analyzes crime data and allows residents the ability to sign up for alerts about crimes in their area
The Vancouver Police Department launched this new crime-mapping tool on Thu., Jan. 19. The crime map analyzes crime data and allows Vancouver residents the ability to sign up for alerts about crimes in their area. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

The new crime-mapping tool maps and analyzes crime data and allows residents the ability to sign up for alerts about crimes in their area. The crime map automatically syncs with the Vancouver Police Department’s records system and is updated daily.

The Vancouver Police Department partnered with LexisNexis Risk Solutions for the online crime map, which can be accessed from the Vancouver Police Department website at www.vanpolice.org or www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/crime-map.

Sex offenders will not be included on the map. To search for sex offenders in Clark County, visit the Vancouver Police Department Sex Offender page at www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/vancouver-sex-offenders or the Clark County Community Notification page.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department.

 

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