VPD launches mapping tool to track crime near your home

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The VPD just launched a new online tool they’re calling GeoDash. In their words, it’s “a system that is intended to enhance community awareness of reported crime in Vancouver. Based on incidents reported to police, it provides current crime data allowing you to know about trends happening in your neighborhoods [sic]”. Essentially it’s a way to check out the crimes that have been reported around where you live. The crimes tracked include:

BNE Commercial
BNE Residential/Other
Homicide
Mishcief
Offence Against a Person
Other Theft
Theft from Vehicle
Theft of Vehicle

You can search by address or neighbourhood and select a date range of the past week to the past month. Below is a visualization of all of the reported crimes from the past two weeks within a 1000m radius of our office at 196 West 3rd Avenue.

geodash-crime-map

Check it out at geodash.vpd.ca

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