Crime map shows visual, location-based crime data in Medicine Hat
October 24, 2023 By City of Medicine Hat
Oct. 24, 2023, Medicine Hat, Alta. – The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and City of Medicine Hat (CMH) have reintroduced the crime map, an interactive community safety tool that displays calls for service throughout the community.
“Keeping the community informed about police activities and matters concerning community safety is a top priority for the MHPS,” says Chief Alan Murphy. “Developed in partnership with GIS staff from the City of Medicine Hat Operations Technology and Intelligence department, citizens can now view call data to be better informed about what events are occurring in their neighborhood.”
The map refreshes every 24 hours and displays data for the previous six-month period. To protect the privacy of individuals, calls are aggregated and pinned to cross street locations rather than specific addresses and are categorized according to the Uniform Crime Reporting standards.
“The City continues to engage GIS-based solutions across departments, sharing and leveraging location data for internal and external users,” says Nigel Forster, GIS Specialist. “Collaborating with the Medicine Hat Police Service helped create an easy to read, visual location-based dashboard to expose crime statistics for our community.”
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