Monday, August 18, 2014
Alexandria Police Adopt New Crime Database
RAIDSONLINE: Police Adopt New Crime Database The Alexandria Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of RAIDSONLINE.com, a website the public can use at no cost to search for crimes reported in and around specific areas in Alexandria. The Alexandria Police Department began using a similar program, CrimeReports.com in 2008. RAIDSONLINE.com replaces the CrimeReports.com tool. RAIDSONLINE.com allows users to search for historical data as far back as January 1, 2013, while the previous reporting site would only allow the user to search the previous six months, in one month intervals. RAIDSONLINE.com is another tool that Alexandria Police Department uses to provide information about local crime to the City’s residents. The application also includes an advanced analytics dashboard which empowers the user by allowing the ability to create charts and graphs showing crime patterns relating to time of day or day of week. In addition, RAIDSONLINE.com allows users to create “hot spot” maps, an analytic layer that displays the density of criminal activity in their neighborhoods. A RAIDSONLINE.com video tutorial is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?