Since launching the Community Crime Map in Spring 2022, The Ohio State University has continued to refine the customized crime reporting tool.
New this fall, the map is pre-programmed to show reports from the most recent 7-day period – rather than 30 days – for crimes occurring within a one-mile radius. The preset map now also shows more crime categories – including auto theft – along with aggravated assault, residential burglary, robbery of an individual and more.
The Ohio State University Police Division will share weekly reminders to check the crime map via social media and campus e-newsletters. Police encourage everyone to stay informed of crime, and crime trends, by using this free tool.
As a reminder, the Community Crime Map consists of statistics from the Columbus Division of Police (CPD) and shows off-campus crime reports within a one-mile radius. Users can also sign up to receive daily emails that link right to the crime map.
This visual, map-based solution was requested by students and uses previously available resources from Lexis Nexis that were customized to offer a one-click solution. The map offers users the ability to:
- Turn on additional crime categories
- Access months or years of data
- See heat maps and trends including time of day
- Sign up for crime alerts (daily, weekly or monthly)
- Enter your own, personal home address to set up tailored alerts