New program predicts local places where crime occurs

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CHICKASHA, Okla.-A local community is about to become much more aware of crime in their neighborhoods through a new program by the city’s police department and an analytics company.

After working with BAIR Analystics Inc., the Chickasha Police Department is introducing an online crime map called RAIDS Online later this month.

The program maps and analyzes crime data and alerts Chickasha citizens about crime in their area.

Chief Eddie Adamson, with the Chickasha Police Department, said, “We wanted to provide a simple way for the public to know what goes on in the city when it comes to criminal activity.”

Citizens can look at a map and grid with all the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports and submit an anonymous tip directly to their law enforcement agency.

Authorities say the program will also have a predictive analysis to give officers an idea of where crimes are likely to occur.

Drivers will also be able to see where the most traffic citations are issued.

The RAIDS Online system is currently available to citizens in Edmond, Ada, Norman and Chickasha.

For more information on the map, visit the RAIDS website.

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