The new application provides the public with easy-to-use search tools to query crimes within their neighborhoods, including an interactive map that allows users to zoom-in/out throughout various areas of the city to identify crime incidents. The source is the last six months of data obtained from the Police Department’s Records Management System (RMS), which is updated weekly to provide the public with accurate and timely information. Additionally, there are built-in visual enhancements, such as charts, that users can view as they navigate through the data. For further analysis, users can create customized reports of selected areas as well as download raw data.
“The launch of this new Crime Incident Mapping application is a continued effort to enhance our Department’s transparency, allowing us to work together with our community to reduce crime in our neighborhoods,” said Police Chief Robert Luna. “Making Long Beach a safer city for all residents remains our top priority.”
“The development of this new application will place the City of Long Beach as one of the leading cities that publish Open Police Data in geospatial format,” said Lea Eriksen, Interim Director of Technology and Innovation.
Significant capabilities and enhancements of the application include:
All data available through the application is preliminary based on reported incidents. Actual crime statistics are determined after a multi-level review process. The application will launch on Friday, February 9, 2018 and can be found by visiting the Long Beach Police Department’s website at http://www.longbeach.gov/police/crime-info/crime-incidents/ or through the DataLB tab located on the City’s homepage.
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Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
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