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Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring The Creation Of An Interactive Crime-mapping Website

May 15, 2013

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws

“The first of three bills before me today is Introductory Number 984, sponsored by Council Members Cabrera, Arroyo, Brewer, Comrie, Ferreras, Gentile, Jackson, James, Palma, Reyna, Williams, Wills Rodriguez, Vallone, Van Bramer, Dickens, Koppell, Lappin, Gennaro, Greenfield, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Mealy and Ulrich.  Introductory Number 984 requires the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications to create and maintain an interactive crime mapping web site.

For each block-face in the City the map shall display for each class of crime the aggregate monthly, yearly and year-to-date totals for the current year and most recent prior years.  The map shall be searchable by address, zip code and patrol precinct and be made available no later than one month after the crime complaint was filed.

I would like to thank Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications Commissioner Rahul Merchant and my Office of City Legislative Affairs for their work on this bill.  I would also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation.”

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