Philadelphia police centralizes its location-based crime data

02/13/2013 | GovTech.com

One Philadelphia police detective solved 17 homicides and burglaries in a few weeks after the department began to share its location-based crime data with Emergency Management and the Fire Department. This marks the first time the data have been centrally shared since the police department began using geospatial information systems almost 20 years ago. The central database also saves money for the city.

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