Independence has joined Lee’s Summit and Raytown in providing a website that allows residents to search an interactive map to see what crimes have been committed.
By clicking on different icons, users can see the police report number, crime classification, location type, date and time, and approximate address. They also can view crimes on a density map along with graphing options and mapping layers.
Independence police worked with BAIR Analytics to develop the tool, using Raidsonline, the city said in a news release.
The program is useful for neighborhood watch groups, which can receive regular emailed reports. Raidsonline also allows users to submit anonymous tips to the police department on reported crimes.
The website is www.raidsonline.com. Click on Missouri and find your city.
A tutorial created for Independence is available at youtu.be/6Ny67I7e1VA.