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Links to Mapping Sites

Below are links for additional mapping information. The information is divided into three sections:


Federal Agencies and Organizations

AI Geostats provides information on geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial statistics, links to additional papers and books, and a list of upcoming conferences and courses. AI Geostats also maintains a Listserv.

The National Institute of Justice's Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program uses mapping to track trends in the prevalence and types of drug use among booked arrestees in urban areas.

The Community Mapping, Planning & Analysis for Safety Strategies (COMPASS), sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, teams researchers with practitioners to enhance public safety.

The Center For Applied Studies of the Environment (CAPSE) maintains a Crime Mapping and Analysis Web site, which provides information on crime-related software, as well as a bibliography. The Center also presents information on the Program for the Digital Conversion of Tax Parcel Maps, a program developed by the Center.

The Crime Mapping and Analysis Program's (CMAP) mission is to provide technical assistance and training to local and state agencies in the areas of crime and intelligence analysis and geographic information systems (GIS).

The goal of the National Institute for Justice's Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety program (formerly the Crime Mapping Research Center) is the promotion, research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of GIS technology and the spatial analysis of crime.   CMRC also offers software for downloading. CrimeStat is a spatial statistics program for the analysis of crime incident locations. The Community Policing Beat Book software was designed for use by officers in laptops in their cars or at substations. The Crime Analysis extension for ArcView is designed to provide easy-to-use tools for geographic crime analysis, data management, mapping, and reporting. The Regional Crime Analysis Geographic Information System Crime Analysis System was designed to assist in the analysis of crime incident data across jurisdictional boundaries. Finally, the Regional Crime Analysis Program - SDE allows users to conduct analysis using mapping functions.

Directions Magazine offers information on new GIS projects and developments, as well as GIS data and software.

The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) provides satellite imagery for use in support of law enforcement activities.

The Police Foundation publishes the Crime Mapping News, a quarterly newsletter for GIS, which is available online.

A spatial analyst with the UMBC Center for Health Program Development and Management put together a list of Web GIS resources and a list of useful sites for MapInfo users.


State and Regional Agencies

The Greater Atlanta Data Center presents GIS information for Law Enforcement. The site also includes an Internet mapping demo.

The Virginia Institute for Justice Information Systems has put together a mapping program for local law enforcement called RECAP (Regional Crime Analysis Program). This program is free and can be downloaded from their site.


Local Agencies and Departments

The Baltimore County, MD, Police Department provides crime statistics and maps by community.

The Cambridge, MA, Police Department makes available neighborhood reports, including neighborhood statistics, profile and synopsis, and yearly reports.

The Center for Urban Studies, a part of the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, has created a Map Gallery of Detroit, allowing users to map crime, census, and health data, and other characteristics.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC, Police Department has designed the Reported Incidents Information System, which allows users to search for crime statistics by community or street name.

The Cheyenne/Laramie County, WY, Cooperative GIS Program allows users to search crime statistics by address.

The Chicago, IL, Police Department provides searchable maps, allowing users to search by address, police beat, intersecting streets, or schools for every criminal offense.

The Courier Press, in conjunction with the Evansville, IN, Police Department, has put together weekly city crime maps.

The Dallas, TX, Police Department makes available crime information by police beat or reporting areas.

The Fremont, CA, Police Department provides maps of registered sex offenders' residences.

The Hobbs, NM, Police Department offers crime analysis maps for auto burglary, commercial burglary, larceny, residential burglary, and traffic accidents.

The Illinois State Police presents maps of crime data, sex offender data, and traffic data.

The Jefferson Parish, LA, Sheriff's Office provides crime maps by zip code and civic association, and maps of crime patterns.

The Lenexa, KS, Police Department offers monthly crime maps by district.

The Lincoln, NE, Police Department has online maps that use multiple layers and zoom in and out.

The Longmont, CO, Police Department provides interactive city crime maps, updated weekly.

The Mesa, AZ, Police Department offers hot-spot density maps of calls for service and other citywide statistics.

The New Orleans, LA, Police Department provides online maps of homicides, rapes, robberies, burglaries, and auto theft.

The Oakland, CA, Police Department has interactive maps and an Autodesk MapGuide Viewer Plug-In for viewing them.

The Oklahoman and News Channel 9 in Oklahoma have designed the Crime Tracker, which allows users to map crime in any city in the state for a specified radius around an address.

The Oxnard, CA, Police Department offers crime maps for robbery, burglary, and stolen and recovered vehicles, and also for police beats.

The Pinellas County Department of Justice Coordination in Florida has created the The Enforcer Geographic Information System in an attempt to establish geographic crime analysis capabilities on a county-wide scale.

The Redding, CA, Police Department provides maps of registered sex offenders.

The Sacramento, CA, Police Department offers crime maps for a variety of offenses.

The Salt Lake County, UT, Sheriff's Office presents maps of monthly and quarterly statistics by community.

The San Antonio, TX, Police Department has crime maps by service area.

Law enforcement agencies in San Diego County, including the San Diego Police Department, have developed an Interactive Mapping Application for users to see crime activity in their neighborhoods.

The Scottsdale, AZ, Police Department makes available crime data mapped by address.

The South Tucson, AZ, Police Department provides maps by offense.

The Spokane, WA, Police Department has monthly calls for service mapped by neighborhood.

The Stafford County, VA, Sheriff's Office offers maps by area and offense.

The Tempe, AZ, Police Department provides maps, allowing users to choose a police beat and view a table of the offenses occurring in that area.

The Tucson, AZ, Police Department allows users to view maps by area or crime type.

The Tulsa, OK, Police Department provides maps of crimes occurring in the city.

The Wichita, KS, Police Department offers maps of offenses by police district or neighborhood.