WPD offering new crime-mapping service for residents
Are you aware of crimes happening in your neighborhood? Would you like to have a better idea of the crime rate where you live or may be looking to move?
The Wichita Pollice Department Wednesday announced it's offering a new service "to help residents stay informed and stay safe."
In a partnership with LexisNexis, the WPD says it's offering a crime-mapping service, providing up-to-date crime data through online filtered Community Crime Mapping.
"Specifically, the Community Crime Mapping provides specific searchable crime data to residents, allowing them to have a greater awareness of crime in their neighborhoods," the WPD says.
The department says its goal "is to empower residents to have an active role in combating, addressing and resolving crime in their neighborhoods."
"If you're aware of what's going on in your neighborhood, people are going to be more likely to be aware, be better witnesses, be better reporters," WPD Deputy Chief Troy Livingston says. "They can also do things to make themselves less likely to be a victim of a crime."
Certain crimes like sexual assaults do not appear on the crime map. Police say the reason for this is to protect victims in these cases.
You can learn about the crime mapping program's features and technology
To sign up and start tracking data in your neighborhood, visit the