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.
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.