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More on Monrovia Crime Mapping

The Monrovia Police Department has taken a step forward to better inform the public about crimes that are occurring in the City by making their crime data available online to the public. Any resident with access to the Internet can map out and analyze recent crime activity in their neighborhood. also offers free Crime Alerts which help keep the community well informed by distributing incident reports via e-mail to anyone that subscribes to the system.

Monrovia residents and business owners can now stay up to date regarding what is happening near their home, work or child's school. The fifteen crime types displayed are those most often requested by the public and include such reported incidents as robbery, assault, burglary and theft. Citizens can turn crime types on and off depending on what they are interested in learning about and activity can also be queried by date as there is a rolling ninety days of information available at Simple reports and charts which help depict current trends can be instantly accessed based on a buffer distance
or the visible map area. has proven effective in reducing crime by increasing the number of eyes and ears out there aware of local activity. The department will be able to use live at community meetings to help provide reliable crime information and encourage citizens to report offenses.

You can access through a link on the City of Monrovia website. The department also has a link to an informative video that explains how to use all the features on the crime map. To learn more about crime mapping visit the website at

- Brad Haugaard (from city press release)

1 comment:

  1. Crime mapping is a great way to get information to the public. It is unclear to me why these tools are being blunted by adding restrictions on sharing through Terms of Use agreements.If crime mapping helps increase safety, then restricting the distribution of public data in a timely fashion could potentially do the reverse. Why does the public and the press need to agree to terms before viewing public data? What's the harm in sharing this data and reaching more of the public?Colin DraneCEO