MPD unveils new online crime mapping tool

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February 6, 2014 // UPDATED 8:13 pm - February 13, 2014
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Minneapolis crime data is now available through a web-based mapping tool called RAIDSONLINE, which stands for Regional Analysis and Information Sharing. 

The tool has been made available to the Minneapolis Police Department for free, according to the department. It's used by several cities across the country.

The crime information is updated daily and stores information for the past three years. Users can map crime data by address, crime type or date range. 

"We are hoping the public will use this system to its fullest extent," said Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau. "It provides transparency and access to time and accurate police incident data. RAIDSONLINE will give the public a better picture of what's going on in their neighborhoods. This awareness will help the MPD solve and reduce overall crime."

The interactive crime map can also be accessed at www.minneapolismn.gov/police or via a free mobile phone app.