BG Jyothiprakash Mirji, Bangalore police commissioner was quoted saying, “The crime mapping will be done for each and every crime case that is registered in respective police station jurisdiction,” he said.
“The exact locations of crime like murder, robbery, chain-snatching and others (obtained through this scientific method) will be attached to the FIR hereafter so that senior officers can then analyse the kind of crimes taking place in particular jurisdictions and take proper preventive initiatives,” joint commissioner of police (crime-west), Pronab Mohanty said.
It’s similar to projects such as Virtual Alabama, though to a less sophisticated degree. Perhaps if things go well for the police in Bangalore, they could look at moving to a full system similar to Alabama’s at some point in the future.
About Mickey Mellen
Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.