New online tool shows 14-day snapshot of criminal activity

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Leduc RCMP, in partnership with the City of Leduc, introduce a new and innovative online resource for citizens to access on the city’s website that provides insight on various crimes throughout the community.

“The crime map tool speaks to responsive community policing while working to educate all citizens on the illegal happenings in their community and specific neighbourhoods. It acts as an awareness piece for residents and visitors to any area of the province, not just Leduc,” says Leduc RCMP Insp. Dale Kendall. “For many Albertans, they want to do what they can to help combat the issue of crime to protect themselves, loved ones and their property, and this innovative online tool is a great place to start.”

The new online crime map tool provides all Alberta residents and visitors with statistical information over a set period of time on the types of criminal activities related to one area. In Leduc, the crime map tool provides a 14-day snapshot of the types of crimes as reported to the Leduc RCMP. Once a file is created, the RCMP enter the file types (theft, mischief, missing persons, etc.) into the crime map tool where it populates the information online.

“We’re very excited to share this online resource to Leduc citizens and visitors to our region,” says Kendall. “Knowing the real picture of neighbourhood crime, as reported to us, is a means for citizens to take action to safeguard themselves and their property to help deter such activities in their community.”

To access the crime map, visit the City of Leduc website.

For more information about the Leduc RCMP, visit Leduc.ca/rcmp or call the detachment at 780-980-7200.

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