by the BERKELEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Welcome to a Step By Step "HOW TO" Tutorial
Follow these simple instructions with accompanying screens
to learn how to best use your new community crime mapping tool.
This is your Welcome and Disclaimer page.
Once you review it, Click "I Agree"
This is a brief text version of how
to use the Community Crime View
program. This step by step How To tutorial will cover the information
on this page, then click Next .
Familiarize yourself with the crime
classifications listed on this page.
Choose the crimes you are interested in viewing on your Community
map. Once you are satisfied with your selections,
click Next as
Community Crime View offers you a variety of choices on this
A Location" page. Decide your area of interest/search.
The first choice is Near an
Address. Perhaps you are interested in
knowing the incidents happening near your home,
apartment or place
of work. You also have the option of entering an intersection by typing
the street name and cross street name. example-San Pablo Ave.
& University Ave.
Another choice on this "Select a Location" page is Near a Feature.
This page gives you a variety of interesting choices of features or
landmarks in the City Of
Berkeley including schools, building and parks.
The last choice on the
"Select a Location" page is Within a Boundary.
This option allows you to pick from a BPD police beat or a City Of Berkeley
Council District. Once again, after your selection, click Next.
Now that you have made
your location choice, either Near a Address,
Near a Feature or Within a
Boundary, you can chose
from the address, feature or intersection from 500 feet to 1 mile.
Click Next to move on.
Community Crime View offers you an opportunity to select a time frame
your search. We strive to give you the most current information.
in mind that Community Crime View captures crime incident data
from the Berkeley Police Department's Computer Records Management
System (CADS) which generally is complete for 3 -7 days prior to today. This number
varies depending on
holidays and other factors relating to BPD data entry
functions. The data on Community Crime View
maps is updated daily.
So far in this process, you have learned to select the crimes that you are
interested in, the location/area of your interest and the time period you are
interested in searching. You are very close to obtaining the results of your
Community Crime View mapping search. Click Next. A pop-up like
will appear to tell you that your map is loading. (as shown below.)
You have now successfully completed a search. The screen shown below
one view of a map search and reflects a great deal of data. Additional tools on
the top left portion are for your use in navigating
your map. Depending of what
tool you chose, you
are able to get a variety of point of views within your search.
If you wish to start another search, return to WHAT
to begin your new search.
Each small colored symbol or icon on the
Community Crime View map
reflects a crime incident. Familiarize yourself with these crime incident
icons. For a list of the icons and their corresponding crimes, click
You can toggle the Legend on and off by clicking in the area
Community Crime View gives
you further options to view details of an
Detail gives a Summary Report of crime incidents
map. Summary Reports provide you a list of crimes and
of incidents in each category.
Again click View
Detail to get a Detailed Incident Report. This
feature shows you the dates, times, BPD case (incident) numbers and the
numbered block that
the incident took place. Exact addresses are not
reflected in order to preserve some measure of confidentiality. It should
be noted that the positioning of crime
incident icons on the map are not
intended to reflect an incident to have occurred on any particular parcel.
It is intended to reflect a general location within the block.
We trust that these steps
have given you a general overview of
Community Crime View. In order to support your ease and comfort,
we encourage you to explore Community Crime View regularly.
Again, Welcome and Just click the link below to start exploring
Community Crime View.