Wed April 2, 2014
Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps
In another response to violence in downtown Louisville, Metro Government will now post more precise locations on the city's online crime map to include crimes at locations without physical addresses, such as parks.
The new mapping system comes after media reports that all instances of crime in areas like Waterfront Park were not being recorded. Previously, the crime map listed some crimes at inaccurate locations. Such as, crimes in parks were often mapped in the downtown area.
Crimes within parks are now shown on the map as a single dot inside of the park, but clicking on the dot brings up the complete list of violations.
According to a statement from Mayor Greg Fischer’s office, the crime maps are part of the administration’s commitment to open data and transparency.
The updated maps show FBI part I crimes, which are assaults, homicides, auto theft, robbery and vandalism. The maps show 40 reports of such crimes in the Waterfront Park area near the Big Four Bridge since 2012.
Here is a breakdown of the crimes:
- Theft — 18
- Assault — 11
- Robbery — 6
- Vandalism — 4
- Auto Theft — 1
Besides the March 22 incidents that stemmed from a group of nearly 200 teenagers, only two other crimes have been reported at the Big Four Bridge, both from 2013.
Four arrests have been made in relation to the March 22 violence.