I don’t normally pay attention to stats, but CommunityWalk displays how many times your maps have been viewed. Last week’s map was viewed 1805 times. That’s at least 10 times more than I would have guessed. And, that number was reduced since the LPD was unable to post the map on their website. It wasn’t the LPD’s fault. It’s a city filter issue. We’re working on fixing that problem.
This is our 12th Lakeland Crime Map. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it; even with moving to a new map site last week.
You’ll notice the top right corner of the map has a pull-down entitled “Legend.” Pull that down to find check boxes 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, Recovered Stolen Vehicles and Residential Robberies. 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 21 – May 27, 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 59 events this week. They’re listed in the following areas: Business Burglary, Business Robbery, Personal Robbery, Stolen Vehicle, and Recovered Stolen Vehicle, Residential Burglary, Residential Robbery, and Vehicle Burglary.
Disclaimer from the LPD site:
Please note this is basic information that has not been subjected to further investigation or crime analysis. Some calls may eventually be cleared as unfounded from what was originally reported or may have been cleared by the arrest of an offender.
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. (Thanks to CCA Wallace)