MapInfo Corporation, the global provider of Location Intelligence solutions, headquartered in U.S. has recently announced that its technology is a component of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) new Real Time Crime Center. With more than 12 million emergency calls and 1.3 million complaint and arrest records processed each year by the NYPD, the Real Time Crime Center is a valuable crime fighting resource. The first of its kind, the technology nerve center gives detectives instantaneous information on homicides and shootings citywide, enabling them to identify and respond to emerging crimes.
With MapInfo MapXtreme, police detectives are able to get detailed maps of the city precinct-by-precinct and track suspects to home addresses and locations where they are most likely to flee. Detectives are able to access data from a number of sources in real-time, allowing better identification of geographic relationships and patterns across the city. Before the Real Time Crime Center, detectives had limited access to information about the possible locations of suspects and would spend hours, or even days, searching for the information. Now, police detectives can access this information in simply minutes via phone, fax, email or pager before they arrive at the crime scene.