Maps are often thought of solely as display tools. In fact, maps have a wide-ranging role in the process of research, analysis, and presentation. Mapping is most effective when those broad capabilities are recognized and used to their fullest extent. The map is the end product of a process that starts with the first-responding officer’s report that is processed by data entry personnel, entered into a database, and transformed into a symbol on paper. To produce accurate and effective crime analysis maps, there are three initial factors to consider: (1) the purpose of the map, (2) the audience of the map, and (3) the types of data to include in the map. These considerations often dictate the type of map that will be used and the method of presentation. Crime analysis mapping is a dynamic process, and the decision to utilize a certain type of map or design element may change based on the purpose of the map, the audience, and/or the available data.
This site is designed for clients who don’t currently have in-house Crime Analysis capabilities, and need to utilize services that are a step above what is offered as a free service on the web today. We can provide analysis customized to meet your needs, whether it is weekly crime reporting for a shopping center, analysis and presentation materials for a court case, or providing support for security firms that need outside reporting that show that their services are effective.
An additional set of analytical services can be provided in order to have a deeper understanding of criminal pattern within an area.
Aside from Hot-Spot mapping, which lets us visualize which areas have significantly high and/or low crime, other methods can be implemented to study the data. These methods focus primarily on spatial autocorrelation. Since crime, like everything else, is not an independent issue, it is important to see if there are other factors that are affecting or are related to a type of crime in a specific region.
Attorneys that specialize in Crime victims as well as attorneys focusing on commercial real estate law benefit from our visual and criminal reports in order to aid their cases. Normally, criminals follow a spatial pattern, making GIS a perfect tool to find the relationships between criminal occurrences and the case at hand. We provide customers with a new perspective so that the investigations and decision-making processes become more apparent.
Currently, several security companies have partnered with web mapping companies to offer their free crime map reporting. We take that one step further and include data collected from security companies in the reports we generate. This provides additional information to your customer base on incidents that have not been reported to the police department. This also gives your customers additional insight into where crime is occurring that the security company is handling, providing added value for your customers.
Do you need Crime Analysis capabilities that are a step above the free web services?
GeoGRAFX provides analysis customized to meet our client's needs, whether it is weekly crime reporting for a shopping center, analysis and presentation materials for a court case, or providing support for security firms that need outside reporting that show that their services are effective.