GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The Gloucester City Police Department announced today that residents will now be able to see where crime activity is happening by viewing a Crime Map. The Department released the following statement.
It is the mission of the Gloucester City Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with all community members to improve our quality of life. As part of this mission, we have partnered with Public Engines to provide our agency with state of the art crime analytics along with CrimeReports.com to share neighborhood crime incident information with community members via the internet. This technology allows us to track and map data on all types of crime, spot trends and allocate resources more strategically to areas that are experiencing “hot spots” of crime and disorder.
Under the terms of the partnership, CrimeReports.com allows the Gloucester City Police Department to publish local crime incident information to the internet in near real-time, making raw crime data easily accessible and user-friendly for community members. By using CrimeReports.com, members of the public can easily view crime information from multiple jurisdictions where they both live and work in one convenient, easy to use location. The published information is presented through a Google Maps interface where residents can review up to date crime activity for any location within each agency’s jurisdiction.
The basic information that CrimeReports.com provides is:
- Type of incident (preliminary)
- Date of incident
- Block address of incident
- Other pertinent information as deemed necessary by the reporting law enforcement agency
CrimeReports.com is free to members of the public and allows users to receive alerts automatically via email if a crime occurs in their immediate neighborhood. It also allows people to view reported crime activity on an easy-to-use map for any location within each agency’s boundaries.
Click Below to View Crime Map