I just made a small update to the UI of the Grand Rapids Crime Map. There is now a tally of the incidents displayed, based on the selections from the filters.
Some stats, as of February 21, 2008, mid-afternoon:
Total incidents: 209
Armed Robberies: 88
Armed Assaults: 55
..and so forth. Some interesting pattern arise as you poke around in the map. I found this one, which makes me want to stay away from the 44th Street/Kalamazoo Ave area in the month of May:
Armed robberies, in the month of May, in Zip Code 49508
I am thinking of adding the ability to filter by street name, too. I don’t know how useful that would be, but it would be interesting to be able to call out, say, Plainfield, and watch the armed robberies march north from Leonard Street to Northland Drive.
Makes me not want to go there, either.