Police release an interactive NYC crime map - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Police release an interactive NYC crime map

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The NYPD and NYC's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department have created a new online map that lets the public see where crimes have occurred.

It bears some similarities to the well known Compstat system in the 1990s adopted by soon-to-be Police Commissioner Bill Bratton that helped pin point high-crime areas needing a stronger police presence.

The map shows major felony crimes, including, murder, robbery, rape, various property crimes including burglary and more.

People can search by ZIP code, address or police precinct.

See the system online: http://maps.nyc.gov/crime

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the map will help New Yorkers and researchers understand where major crimes are constantly happening.

The map fulfilled a law passed by the City Council in the spring that required the NYPD to make crime statistics public.  
The new system bears a passing resemblance to the more famous Compstat system that was started by Jack Maple when he was a Transit police officer. It was called 'Charts of the Future' and at the time it was very simple. It tracked crime through pins stuck in maps.

Charts of the Future is credited with cutting subway crime by 27 percent.

Bill Bratton, who was Chief of Transit Police at the time, was later appointed Police Commissioner by Rudolph Giuliani, and brought Maple's Charts of the Future with him. He made the NYPD adopt it after it was re-branded as CompStat, and it has since been credited with bringing down crime by more than 70%.

In 1995, exactly one year after CompStat was adopted, murders dropped down to 1,181 from previous highs of over 2,000 murders a year.

By 2003, there were 596 murders, the lowest number since 1964. 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Cops swarm home after disgruntled Call of Duty gamer calls in swatting hoax

    Cops swarm home after disgruntled Call of Duty gamer calls in swatting hoax

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:05:27 GMT
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games.
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games.
  • Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:50:19 GMT
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
  • Man charged in theft of woman's dog on first date

    Man charged in theft of woman's dog on first date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:47:04 GMT
    A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft.
    A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices