US: The City of Troy in the state of New York, US has introduced a public crime map, via RAIDS online. RAIDS online is a public crime mapping tool powered by BAIR analytics and Esri.
The new system allows general public to find about all the crimes in their area. People can also sign-up to get frequent updates. Users can make several choices including date range and type of crime. The new system will help in identifying high crime areas and studying crime patterns. It will also help in understanding the potential causes of crimes. It will enable the police department in better mobilization of resources. With the exception of crimes related to domestic incidents and sexual assaults, all reported crime in the city will be mapped with a built-in 72 hour posting delay. The delay is meant to give Investigators a “first look” at an incident and apply any limitations relevant to their investigation.