MapInfo Corporation has announced that the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is using MapInfo® MapXtreme® strategic mapping technology to develop a statewide, cross-jurisdictional, Web-browser based crime analysis system. For the first time, all New York State law enforcement agencies will be able to analyse crimes across city and county borders on a map, enabling them to better isolate patterns and trends. MapInfo worked with the Vera Institute of Justice in developing this Web-browser based application.
With MapXtreme, law enforcement officers in the office, including patrol officers and commanders, will be able to map crimes by type, date, time and other parameters. They are able to produce maps, view the information as bars on line charts and identify crime density through hot spot analysis. Law enforcement agencies can also produce maps of crime occurrences and arrests within their jurisdiction and across the region.
“Computerized crime mapping has transformed law enforcement, enabling agencies to track crime rates, develop solutions and reduce crime more efficiently than ever before,” said Brian Lantz, vice president and advisor, homeland security and continuity issues, MapInfo. “We are thrilled that the DCJS, one of the nation’s leading developers of criminal justice technologies and information systems, selected MapInfo to develop this state-of-the-art application. The system, which is the first of its kind in the nation, will be instrumental in bringing city and county law enforcement agencies together to reduce crime and protect the residents of New York State.”