In January 2013, the Coon Rapids Police Department began a crime mapping and crime analysis project. Using technology by BAIR Analytics, some crime data is made public using their mapping program, available free on the Internet and via mobile apps for iPhone and iPad.
The data that we are providing in the mapping program is only Felony level FBI UCR Part I offenses with the exception of Sex Crimes. The crimes we are currently publically mapping are:
- Aggravated Robbery
- Burglary – Commercial
- Burglary – Residential
- Aggravated (Felony) Assault
- Theft (Felony)
- Vehicle Theft
The Coon Rapids Police Department was dispatched to 38,761 radio calls in 2012, resulting in 35,923 police reports. It would be overwhelming to map each of these incidents and the FBI UCR Part II and Part III, IV & V offense categories.
Coon Rapids citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Coon Rapids Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. RAIDS Online cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.