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Crime View Community Program

Over the past few years, many of you have e-mailed me wondering where you could find information about crimes that happen in your neighborhood. Maybe you're moving to a new house or are just concerned about your safety.
/ Source: KSNV

Over the past few years, many of you have e-mailed me wondering where you could find information about crimes that happen in your neighborhood. Maybe you're moving to a new house or are just concerned about your safety.Now with the click of a mouse, you can find out exactly what kinds of crimes are going on where you live.

We talk about the crime rate for the entire valley. Sometimes one particular area of town. But how do you pinpoint crime on your street? With the Crime View Community program, it's simpler than ever.

You start by entering your address. "You can select crime types and you can select a period of time."

Using 400 East Stewart as an example: When you pull up the map, you can see the different crimes committed based on the legend -- from burglary to sexual assault to murder.

"It's pretty current, much more current than we've ever had available to the public in the past. The data is updated on a weekly basis, and it's from our dispatch system."

Then take it a step further, and select report. That will give you more specific information about the crimes plotted on the map. "Print that along with a map and you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in this specific area."

Particularly useful for businesses or families moving into the community. Just another tool in public safety. Right now, only data from Metro's jurisdiction is available. But Kurt Zimmer believes it won't be long before other departments see the value in this system and create something similar.