The Delaware State Police is providing access to crimemapping.com, which makes crime information available to the public and allows residents to analyze interactive maps of recent crime activity near neighborhoods, workplaces, schools and places of interest.
Crime mapping is an example of DSP’s effort to leverage technology to improve services to better inform the public. Crime mapping helps to reduce misinformation when people have real time data and facts. Mapping data can also act as a deterrent to crime and serve as a safety measure in community policing to allow people the opportunity to be more engaged, aware and cautious.
Subscribing to email alerts will provide users with the ability to understand the activity in their neighborhood and take precautionary steps. For example, being alerted to the latest burglary or theft from a vehicle on crimemapping.com may prompt citizens to be more observant and cautious about locking doors and securing property.
As of Sept. 13, the Delaware State Police saw 10,003 site interactions since January. There are currently 130 active alerts setup for Delaware State Police, and 94 percent of users came directly from the Delaware State Police official website.