Crime Mapping and Reporting with InstantAtlas | Background
InstantAtlas is being used at a national, regional and local level in the following areas:
- Reporting of crime statistics to external citizens - this application area is covered
in detail on the JDI Crime Science Lab web site
- Reporting of crime statistics to internal staff and partners, for example
performance reports to management,
delivery of local policing profiles, out-of-the-box neighbourhood information systems
and area profile reporting tools
- Highly interactive presentation tools to use in community workshops,
management meetings or one-to-one sessions
Our report outputs can be linked to databases to deliver live crime dashboards or they can be completely stand-alone and portable. Stand-alone reports require no database or Internet connection yet still deliver a richly interactive user experience. This makes them ideal to load onto a laptop, CD or memory stick for presentations and interactive workshops. Follow the link for more information about specific InstantAtlas product options.
Crime and Community Safety Examples
Below we have included some recent crime reporting profiles for UK local authorities using InstantAtlas Server to report crime rates for their areas.
- East Riding of Yorkshire
- London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
- Tameside Strategic Partnership
- London Borough of Newham
- Bristol City Council
- Coventry City Council
In the UK, following its use for national crime mapping and reporting by the Home Office, a number of UK police forces have also adopted InstantAtlas as the optimum tactical solution for public facing crime reporting. Examples for South Yorkshire Police and Thames Valley Police are available to view. Some forces also intend to use the tool for internal performance reporting. A number of local authorities, local strategic partnerships and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) have also adopted InstantAtlas to allow them to share this type of data effectively across multiple local partners and present it in an intuitive and understandable way - see the Cornwall Crime Explorer example below for the Amethyst Project.
Internationally, this dynamic method for presenting crime statistics, crime detection rates and crime solving rates is generating a lot of interest, particularly in Germany. Examples are available to view for Hessen and for Germany as a whole and well as for Massachusetts, USA and Chile.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority | SAC (Flash report)
AIRO, Republic of Ireland - Recorded crime monitoring tool (HTML5 report)
See post by Dr. Pierre Jenkins, Head of InstantAtlas Support - Using InstantAtlas to visualise rates and counts using Police Workforce data for England and Wales, March 2013
For further information please contact the Support team.