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New Website To Track Local Crime

posted Sep 1, 2010, 11:03 AM by Marie Sligh   [ updated Sep 1, 2010, 11:17 AM ]
There is a new website - RAIDS Online - designed to let you see what crimes have been occurring nearby (please note that the data is only as accurate as what the local law enforcements report to it). To use it:
  • Follow the RAIDS Online link
  • On the left-hand side, either type in your address or select North Charleston from the drop-down box
  • On the left-hand side, you can also narrow your search criteria. If you click on "Crime Types", you will be offered a list of the different kinds of crime the map displays. You can check or uncheck boxes to show or hide those types of crime. You can also click on "Date Range" to change the dates for which you wish to show crimes that occurred
  • In order to get more information about a crime, click on a colored circle on the map. The colors correspond with the kinds of crimes listed on the left-hand side under "Crime Types."
  • In order to get closer, there is a slider sitting on the top of the map on the left. Click the plus sign to zoom in and the minus sign to zoom out.
  • Just above the map and under the website logo, are some tabs for additional information, such as "Data Grid" (which lets you see a sorted list) and "Analytics" (which has graphs for trends)
  • If you would like to sign up for email alerts, there is a green button on the upper-right corner