To use the Neighborhood Incident Map, select a neighborhood and perhaps start date of 2009 and end date of 2009 for your first try. Please note that if you select 2003-2009 as the date range, then it may overwhelm your browser.

Once the map has been populated with information, you will note several key features:

  • The main map area with a red square which encloses one square mile around the selected neighborhood
  • The pie charts showing distributions of type of incidents and arrests
  • A table with all of the incident and arrest information

On the map, you will see red bubble-shaped markers and circular clusters of various colors. Each red bubble-shaped marker represents a reported incident. The cluster icons represent markers (incidents) which have been aggregated so that you don't see a huge sea of red markers in some areas. For example, if you see a circle with 150 on it, then there are 150 incidents underneath that cluster marker. Double click on the cluster icon to zoom in. As you zoom in, you will see the clusters break down into smaller clusters . Keep double clicking and you will eventually get to markers.

Please note that the markers are dispersed a little so that if there are 50 incidents at an address, you will see a bunch of markers instead of what would other wise appear as a single marker when there are really 50 (the one on top would hide the 49 underneath). If you see a many overlapping markers, then there may be many more hidden underneath. When this happens, click on one of the markers and click on the "Filter table on this address" link in the information window. Then go down to the table and you will see just the incidents at the same address.

If you click on a marker, an information window will appear with several tabs of information. The middle tab will tell you from which source (the town or Google) the address was "located" and how accurate the location is thought to be as reported by the source.

If you hover over the pie chart with your mouse, you will see detailed numbers for each slice of the pie.

You can filter the table on a street name or incident type by typing text in the filter box and clicking submit. Click the Show All link to remove the filter and show all of the records.

If you click on an incident number in the table, you will be taken to the information window on the map for that item.

If you click on the property identification number (PIN) in the table, you will see who *currently* owns the property. Note that a different person or family may have owned the property at the time of the incident.

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