MOUNT VERNON — Knox County residents have a new way to stay informed about crime in their area. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with BAIR Analytics Inc., now has an online crime map called RAIDS Online.
The program maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Knox County citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the sheriff’s office to alert the public about crimes as they occur.
By visiting www.raidsonline.com, residents can view a map and grid showing all the crimes in their area and sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the sheriff’s office records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. RAIDS Online cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
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