The Scoop

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April 9, 2012
New CrimeMapper lets you see where crime happens

Want to see where crimes occur? Sacbee.com's new CrimeMapper allows you to do just that.

This newly revamped interactive map tracks data from four local law enforcement agencies -- the Sacramento Sheriff's, Sacramento Police, Elk Grove Police and Folsom Police departments. We plan to expand it, adding more agencies as we go.

You can customize your search by type of crime, date or agency. Then click on any icon to see the details of that crime, including the location down to the block.

Viewing Sacbee.com from your smartphone or iPad? As part of this update, we also made the CrimeMapper work on most touchscreen devices, including iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

This interactive database of crimes will be updated regularly, depending on the agency, so check back for new data. For now, the record of crimes goes back to January 2012, but the history will grow too.

Thanks for the rebuilt and improved database goes to Bee senior web developer Marc Matteo.

Check out the new CrimeMapper at www.sacbee.com/crimemapper and give us your feedback: Comment here or email Digital Media Director Seán McMahon at smcmahon@sacbee.com.

Related links:
Sacto 9-1-1 crime blog: Daily breaking news
Ask Sacto 9-1-1: Bee reporters answer questions about crime news, trends, other issues
Photo gallery: Most wanted fugitives
Arrest logs: See arrests for 18 cities

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About The Scoop

The Scoop is a blog where the managers of sacbee.com talk about new initiatives and our plans for sacbee.com. You can reach us by at the e-mail addresses below or you can comment on our postings.

Tom Negrete is managing editor of The Bee and oversees the daily work of journalists who produce news content for the newspaper and sacbee.com. Negrete, who has been at The Bee since 1994, has served as assistant managing editor for business and sports, sports editor and assistant city editor. E-mail him at tnegrete@sacbee.com or reach him at (916) 321-1171.

Seán McMahon is The Bee's Director of Digital Media, overseeing the interactive efforts of the company. His e-mail is smcmahon@sacbee.com.

Linda Gonzales is digital team leader for Sacbee.com and has been an editor at The Bee since 1995. You can email her at lgonzales@sacbee.com.

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