Lakeland Crime Map Aug 20 to Aug 26

Welcome members of the Lakeland Police Department Citizens Police Academy Class XXII. This is the map Sgt. Smith discussed during the question and answer period.

CommunityWalk Map – Crime Map 08/20 to 08/26


04 – Business Burglary
00 – Business Robbery
00 – Gang Graffiti
00 – Personal Robbery
14 – Residential Burglary
05 – Recovered Stolen Vehicles
06 – Stolen Vehicles
18 – Vehicle Burglary

You’ll notice we don’t list assaults.

Map information after the jump….

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 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. 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 Aug 20 – Aug 26, 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.

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. – Disclaimer from the LPD site

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. Crime Analysis Unit (Thanks to CCA Wallace)

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