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Crime Map Technology

Posted 08:32 AM HST, June 8, 2012

MPD Crime Map.

By Wendy Osher

The Maui Police Department has partnered with BAIR Analytics Inc. to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime on Maui.

The MPD now has an online crime map called RAIDS Online that analyzes crime data, and alerts Maui residents about crimes in their area as they occur.

Maui residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area and sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity.

RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Maui Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the form of a mobile app.

Incidents are displayed on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.

“The Maui Police Department’s participation in RAIDS Online highlights their commitment to proactive communication with the public they serve,” said Sean Bair, founder of BAIR Analytics,

“We’re excited to partner with the Maui Police Department to provide this free service for their public,” said Bair.

The Maui’s crime map at can be viewed at:  http://www.raidsonline.com/?address=Maui,%20HI

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  • http://twitter.com/Aloha_Analytics Aloha Analytics

    Very interesting.  Thank you Wendy and MPD.

  • JSantos

    I wonder if anyone from MPD will comment on what crime data they are withholding?  I have heard from someone associated in the development of this tool that that some of the data is going to be filtered.  Im not sure why they wont release ALL the data on this.  There is no identifying details on it.   What public interest would be served by this action?

  • Guest

    Here we go, Mpd releases new technology for the community and already there’s a conspiracy to hide data. If you are not involved in the case then they don’t release the details. It tells the nosy public where crimes have happened in hopes with this knowledge you can avoid being a victim. The info is filtered to protect the Victims. Man seems like you cannot do anything without a conspiracy by the police.

  • JSantos

    Im not talking about personal identifying information and its not a conspiracy at all.  I am friends with one of the developers on this tool and he said that MPD requested to filter some of the crime data, but wouldn’t say what was being filtered out.  It not some big conspiracy at all, just curious what crime data they are trying to filter since I know that it is being done.  Again, this isnt about names, address, photos, or anything personally identifying.  We are talking statistics being filtered.  

  • Guest

    Tell your friend what thy are filtering out, because it’s not stats. You can count the crimes in each area on the map. It’s a conspiracy, to withhold secret stats.

  • JSantos

    I’ve asked him and he said he is under NDA to give specifics.  I’m sure there is a good reason to filter results, I’m just curious as to what and why.  That why I would like to see a deeper discussion on the collection and statistical methods being used.  I’m a stats guy in my job and so it has peeked my curiosity.  I dont believe there is ANY kind of conspiracy, but rather a policy based on some disclosure rules.  Would be interested to know more.

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