South Korea: The Ministry of Security and Public Administration (MOSPA) in South Korea plans to develop a “crime map” of the country. The map will be published in the second half of 2014.
The ministry has earmarked KRW 20 million ($17.9 million) for the exercise. The online map will be aimed at identifying regions which are prone to sexual assaults, school violence, domestic violence and food-related crimes. The ministry also plans to include information about natural disasters to improve the mobilisation of first responders. The MOSPA is in the process of collecting data for the map. It will also source public safety related data from different government agencies. In the first phase, the ministry plans to map more than a dozen cities.