The city of Troy has launched crime mapping software that the public can use to see what types of crime are plaguing different parts of the city. Click here to check it out.
After securing the scene, investigators will post information about the crimes on the map.
Once mapped, the information remains embedded in the mapping, subject to numerous choices the user can make, for example date range, type of crime, etc.
Domestic violence and sexual assaults will not be pinpointed.
The police department says the map is part of an effort to keep the residents informed about recent crimes and any potential patterns in their neighborhoods.