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Mayor Bowser to Launch New MPD Crime Mapping Application ‘Crime Cards’

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Replaces DC Crime Map with a More User-Friendly and Mobile-Enabled Application

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, March 9, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch Crime Cards – an interactive public crime mapping application that can assist DC residents and visitors by providing easy-to-understand data visualizations of crime locations, types and trends across all eight wards.
 
In March 2017, Mayor Bowser highlighted the District’s innovative use of technology to improve public safety and combat crime as part of the Safer, Stronger DC comprehensive and citywide public safety agenda to prevent violence in the city. A collaboration project between the Metropolitan Police Department, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and community members who participated at the #SaferStrongerSmarterDC roundtable design review, Crime Cards is a redesign of DC Crime Map that will display two main categories: Violent Crime and Property Crime. While Crime Cards will continue to use the same data as the DC Crime Map, the new application is mobile-enabled, more user-friendly, and offers enhanced search options with a modernized design. The launch of Crime Cards is part of the Bowser Administration’s broad, multi-agency approach to creating a safer, stronger DC.
 
WHEN:
Friday, March 9, at 11 am
 
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Kevin Donahue, Deputy Mayor, Public Safety and Justice
Peter Newsham, Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
Barney Krucoff, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer
 
WHERE: 
MPD Headquarters
Emergency Operations Center/Joint Information Center
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro: Judiciary Square Metro Station*
 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.