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WPD offering new crime-mapping service for residents

SOURCE: MGN
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Published: May. 30, 2018 at 3:34 PM CDT
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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

WPD Offers a service to help the community stay safe! The service is a crime-mapping service, in partnership with LexisNexis, which provides up-to-date crime data through online filtered Community Crime Mapping. Check out this news release and informational video for more!! Media Advisory Community Crime Mapping The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is offering a new service to help residents stay informed and stay safe. In partnership with LexisNexis, WPD is offering a crime-mapping service, which provides 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 goal is to empower residents to have an active role in combating, addressing and resolving crime in their neighborhoods. The Community Crime Mapping includes several features to help citizens stay on top of crime. To learn about these features and the technology, please watch this informational video: https://youtu.be/ddtgyut6ffM To sign up and start tracking data today, please visit https://communitycrimemap.com/ Crime alerts are also available through the LexisNexis Crime Alerts app.

Posted by Wichita Police Department on Wednesday, May 30, 2018