Gwinnett Police Department offers online crime maps

Interactive, online neighborhood crime mapping at www.crimemapping.com allows Gwinnett residents to see where and when various criminal activities have been reported near their neighborhood or street address.

Combining Google maps with Gwinnett Police crime reports, the system is updated frequently so the public can get timely, accurate information. A crime alert" feature lets people sign up for email reports of any crimes near a specific home or business.

Information leads to awareness," said Chief Charles Walters. This new system improves our community policing effort and helps residents be on the lookout and stay aware of nearby criminal activity so they can take extra precautions if needed."

Visit www.crimemapping.com to access the information and sign up for alerts. The site includes features such as frequently asked questions to help users access information on the site. Crime data is uploaded every 24 hours.

www.crimemapping.com