The following interface has been created to help show what crime has been committed in the neighbourhoods across the capital. Crime information is shown on the map plotted to show crime rates in each area compared to the average across Maldives, or as relevant categories by clicking on the listed under "Categories". While the Maldives Police Service strives to provide accurate information, the crime data shown on the Crime Map is verified by the Bureau of Crime Records (BCR). Investigation and Analysis may change crime categories and/or other information shown on the Crime Map.
How to use the Crime Map
Because there is a great deal of data to display, the map can slow down your web browser. The map will automatically show smaller areas (wards and sub-wards) as you zoom in. If you search the map, it will show the most detailed level for the area closest to your search.
There are a number of ways to control the way the data is displayed on the map:
- Crime Types can be changed by clicking on the "Categories" menu and selecting the crime in which you are interested. Multiple Crime Types can be shown at a time, take note that some incidents due mutiple occurence will be displayed into a general clustered categorical area.
The pie chart icon provided shows a breakdown of the selected crime incidents by category of crime. A generalized description of each crime category can be found listed in the “Categories” section. The label for each category includes the number of crime incidents with appropriate icons. If you hover the mouse cursor over a particular "slice" of the pie chart, the corresponding crime category is highlighted on the map with an outer selection. There is often a strong correlation between the way land is used and specific categories of crime.
The percentage shown on the pie chart is in relevance to the total number of incidents that have occurred and verified by the Bureau of Crime Records (BCR) of Maldives Police Service with close assistance of Capital Police as well.
Note: Not all the incidents reported to Maldives Police Service are shown on the Crime Map, but all incidents reported will be looked into by Maldives Police Service.