Monday, November 10, 2014

Scare Yourself: Fun with the NYPD Interactive Crime Map

NYC crime map.
 Want to scare yourself silly?

Just check out the NYPD's interactive crime map for your area. 

As of today, the map is listing crimes since September, 2014.

Above is the map for the Brooklyn Heights / Downtown / Fort Greene/ Cobble Hill area. On the actual map, you can click on the blue dots and get a listing of the number and types of crimes. (We notice there's a lot of grand larceny going on.)

The maps list seven major types of felonies:  Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Rape, Robbery, Felonious Assault, Burglary, Grand Larceny and Grand Larceny Motor Vehicle.

Hint: Avoid parks that give you the willies, even if they look clean on the map. NYPD says: " Crimes occurring in parks, beaches or open areas often cannot be mapped; some may be mapped if there is enough information on the report to determine a close cross street."

At the least, the map helps provide a handy guide to where to avoid walking at night.

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