A crime hot spot illustrates areas of especially high concentrations/occurrences of a crime. Small geographic areas which have an unusually high concentration of a crime offense type become a "hot spot". Typically Hot Spots depict the concentrations of events in Cold (low) to Hot (High) rendering schemes; as is the case with the crimeMapper. The rendering scheme used by the crimeMapper:
displays areas of low concentrations of a crime offense type in blues and higher concentrations in orange/reds.
All hot spots in the crimeMapper are generated once a week, Sunday evenings and include all crime defined in this section over the past year (from the day created).
Crime against persons includes the following Crimes: Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault.
Crime against property includes the following Crimes: Burglary, Larceny, Larceny of Moter Vehicle.
- Find the section named Crime Hot Spots.
- Use the pull down to select a a hot spot to display.
- Once the Hot Spot is selected...
- The map will re-draw and display the hot spot and the hot spot legend. (Note the legend can be closed by clicking on the X in the right corner of the legend)
- To turn the Hot Spot off choose "None" from the pull down.