Lakeland Crime Map May 14 to May 20

We’re trying something new this week. This is our 11th Lakeland Crime Map. We’re trying out a new website to make the maps. CommunityWalk has some features not found at Atlas.

You’ll notice the top right corner of the map has a pull-down entitled “Legend.” Pull that down to find checkboxes for each category listed on the map. Now you can see only those categories that interest you. They’re all easy to toggle on and off.

In addition to the house icon for Residential Burglaries, we now have auto icons for Stolen Vehicles and Recovered Stolen Vehicles. Note: Vehicle Burglaries are pink icons for now. That category covers almost half the items on the map. Anything too bold overwhelms the map.

This week we’re covering Lakeland Significant Calls for Service for May 14 – May 20, 2007.

CommunityWalk Map – LakelandLocal.com Crime Map

Notes: You can click on a map pin to see the address and type of report. Click and hold to grab the map and move it around. When you click on a pin the address and call time is listed in the pop-up windows. You can also find a full page version of this map.

This week there were 64 events this week. They’re listed in the following areas: Business Burglary, Business Robbery, Personal Robbery, Stolen Vehicle, and Recovered Stolen Vehicle, Residential Burglary, and Vehicle Burglary.

The Lakeland Police Department is using this map on their blog, Inside. The Lakeland Ledger also features this map as part of their weekly crime maps.

Tampa has a similar map.

Note: The information is supplied by the LPD. I use OpenOffice and CommunityWalk to make the map. I changed the map company since Atlas wasn’t finding a lot of the addresses.

4 thoughts on “Lakeland Crime Map May 14 to May 20

  1. Nothing spectacular. I import the raw data I get from the police department into a spreadsheet. Then I use it to massage the data into something I can upload to the map tool.

  2. Nothing spectacular. I import the raw data I get from the police department into a spreadsheet. Then I use it to massage the data into something I can upload to the map tool.

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