Lakeland Crime Map May 28 to June 3

This is our 13th Lakeland Crime Map. Each week brings a new challenge. The mapping software has decided to hate any address on North 98. I placed those markers by hand. Pardon me if I’m a few feet off. (Or dozens of feet…)

On to the usual explanation…

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 and Recovered Stolen Vehicles. Plus, for the occasional Residential Robbery we’ll show a bed. Note: Vehicle Burglaries are “salmon” 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 28 – June 3, 2007.

CommunityWalk Map – LakelandLocal.com Crime Map 5/28

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 66 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.

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)

I use OpenOffice and CommunityWalk to make the map. This week MapQuest helped me find some addresses.

2 thoughts on “Lakeland Crime Map May 28 to June 3

  1. Welcome the troublesome world of mapping crime on 98 North, or North 98, or Hwy 98 North, or Highway 98 North, or US 98 North (you get the picture). We have the same problem because there are so many ways to name that roadway. It’s enough to drive you crazy.

    Thank you for your continued efforts in producing the crime pin map.

  2. Welcome the troublesome world of mapping crime on 98 North, or North 98, or Hwy 98 North, or Highway 98 North, or US 98 North (you get the picture). We have the same problem because there are so many ways to name that roadway. It’s enough to drive you crazy.

    Thank you for your continued efforts in producing the crime pin map.

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