Raleigh Online Crime Mapping
The Raleigh Police Department and the GIS Division of the City of Raleigh's IT Department have partnered to provide online crime mapping to the public. The crime mapping will be provided through the Wake County and City of Raleigh iMAPS site, which is familiar to many people who have used it to find other governmental data.
The crime mapping in iMAPS will provide 30-days of data on the Part I crimes of arson, motor vehicle thefts, larcenies, burglaries, aggravated assaults, robberies and homicides. Rape reports will not appear to help protect the identities of rape victims. Check boxes allow users to turn on or turn off specific crimes and other data layers.
The iMaps link is: http://maps.raleighnc.gov/iMAPS/
After entering your street address on the right-hand side, click on "Raleigh Crime Search" on the bottom right to toggle that menu.
Crime mapping is among the tools used daily by the Raleigh Police Department to monitor incidents and address criminal patterns.
The mapping system uses the GIS system to geo-locate reported incidents along the street centerline GIS database by site address. The data contains all the streets in Wake County along with an address block range for each street segment. When incidents are geo-located, the GIS system interpolates the address and mathematically determines where it would fall along a street block range. The crime incidents are then geo-located as icons on the map to approximate locations along a street segment. The icons may not fall exactly on the property of the reported incident.