Staff Report for Island Eye News
A new online crime mapping service from the Isle of Palms’ police department provides its citizens with access to crime data and police reports from 2002 through present.
Visit www.iop.net/departments/CrimeReportsandStatistics.aspx and click on the link to RAIDS Online Geographic Mapping. Next, type in the address or select the city you wish to view data from. You can then select from a variety of crimes to view, including, homicide, sexual assault, robbery, theft, arson, DUI and so on.
The screenshot shown here illustrates the number and types of crimes committed between Dec. 5, 2013 and Nov. 28, 2014 reported by the IOP PD. The map only shows data from participating police departments, which in the immediate area currently includes Isle of Palms, Charleston County, Moncks Corner, North Charleston and Berkley County.
Users can pull up crime graphics from pre-defined ranges, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 28 days, Last Month and so on, or enter a specific date range. The data is updated daily. There is also an iPhone and Android app for the service, which is called RAIDS Online Mobile and is free to download.