Nathan Stubbs

Crimeview 2.0

by Nathan Stubbs

Police departments from across the parish have integrated their Crimeview maps onto one central Web site. A program that started last year, Crimeview gives residents the ability to pull up maps pinpointing specific crimes in their neigborhood, from traffic incidents to homicides, in near real time. The site does not provide police reports or any specifics about crimes beyond time and location. New features now allow for crime comparisons between municipalities and council districts. The sheriff’s office says Crimeview is “a tool to create an awareness of crime in the areas where we live, work, learn or spend leisure time.”