Crime Mapping

Racial Justice and Predictive Policing

Local governments are reevaluating how technology, including artificial intelligence, is used in policing efforts and its role in creating public…

June 30, 2020

Geolocation Data, Geofencing Warrants, and Crime

With most adults carrying mobile devices that have GPS tracking capabilities, mapping our movements has never been easier.

March 26, 2020

Using GIS to Map and Track Vandalism

GIS is being used to better understand current and potentially future patterns of vandalism.

February 11, 2020

Using GIS to Assess Crime Risk

The use of GIS and spatial analysis has become an important tool in understanding crime patterns.

January 13, 2020

GIS and Anti-Crime Measures

This article takes a look at methods which demonstrate the wide and growing field of crime prevention utilizing spatial and…

July 13, 2017

Using GIS to Fight Drug Trafficking

GIS has proven to be an immensely useful tool for police interdiction operations and crime prevention. One area, in particular,…

July 13, 2017

Is GIS Use in Crime Analysis Effective at Curbing Crime?

A new study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found that the use of GIS is widespread in analyzing crime…

September 16, 2014

Heat Maps in GIS

Heat mapping, from a  geographic perspective, is a method of showing the geographic clustering of a phenomenon.  Sometimes also referred as hot…

May 19, 2019

Crime Mapping and Analysis

The advent of easy-to-use GIS applications has allowed crime mapping and analysis to flourish within law enforcement agencies.

March 3, 2016

Crime Mapping and the Los Angeles Police

The Los Angeles Police Department's attempts at providing public mapping has not been without its issues and embarrassments. Chronicled here…

July 18, 2013