NEW YORK (PIX11) – There is now an interactive map of the five boroughs, showing what crimes are being reported — and where.
It is the creation of the New York City Police Department and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
“This administration has relied on data to drive its crime fighting, and this map helps enhance New Yorkers’ and researchers’ understanding of where felony and violent crime persists,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a press release.
The NYPD recently ordered all precincts to withhold weekly crime statistics, something that has always been available to local press.
But the NYPD plan hit a brick wall in the form of a City Council ordinance passed in the spring.
All you have to do is type in an address and all reported felonies in the area from January 2012 to october 2013 will come up. You will also be able to compare felonies by precinct.