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Cary Crime Info Now Online

Posted February 5, 2008
Updated July 23, 2009

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— Crime information in Cary is now available anytime thanks to the town’s new interactive crime map section at Maps Online.

Prior to the online tool, citizens requested reports in person at the police department and waited for them to be produced and mailed.

“One of the most effective deterrents to crime is an aware and involved citizenry, and we believe that this new tool will go a long way in helping citizens help us keep Cary one of the safest places to live and work in America,” Police Chief Pat Bazemore said in a news release.

The new site enables visitors to enter a specific address and request information on crimes occurring within the past year and up to 1 mile from the requested address.

Different icons then appear, if applicable, for each of 21 different types of crimes, including categories such as burglaries, larcenies and motor vehicle thefts. Below the map, the corresponding address, crime type and date are displayed.

“With more than 94 percent of our residents having access to the Internet, this new tool is expected to build upon the existing high level of customer service that our Web site provides,” Bazemore said.

While Cary police officers have been using an internal crime map web application for years, the town developed the external Web site in conjunction with JCH Geo Info Solutions. The new tool is expected to increase staff effectiveness by reducing time spent filling crime map requests.

Cary offers additional geographic information through Maps Online, including development activities such as current annexation and rezoning cases and site and subdivision plan; road building and other capital projects; voting information and property information.

Locations of water lines, sewer lines and parks are also available on the site.

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  • piperchuck Feb 5, 2008

    "These people can argue all they want that it's not the case, and that they don't like Cary because (insert lame Cary bashing reason here). But the more they argue, the more it proves that they're jealous. Otherwise, they wouldn't even care."

    Wrong! I can afford a house in Cary, but choose to live elsewhere. I don't want a cookie cutter house on a postage stamp lot in a place where I'm likely to be harassed by the homeowners association because I flew an American flag on the 4th of July. This is just one example of what happens when people allow their local government and home owner's associations to enact "too many ordinances about inconsequential things".

    The reason people poke fun at Cary is simply because Cary has given people so much ammunition.

  • WilloWSnapper Feb 5, 2008

    since they didnt post my other comment cause I had choice words for wral and their letting people constantly bash cary.

    cary is a great place to live except if you live in the ghetto apartment area near kildaire and wrenn.

  • IzzMad2016 Feb 5, 2008

    Leonardo : Thank you for your supportive comments. I would be the first to agree that we have too many ordinances about inconsequential things but overall this is a great (and affordable in many areas contrary to many opinions) place to live. We moved here from Ohio 14 years ago and chose to live in Cary because our jobs were in Cary and we have never been sorry. Do I think the town government could busy themselves with more important topics at times----yes; but the good outweighs the not so good.

  • PDMARTIN Feb 5, 2008

    LEONARDO:

    "The reason is because Cary is a great place to live with lots of parks, low taxes, and low crime, etc"

    That comment alone tells me you know nothing of Cary. Low taxes, they're still in Wake Co.

  • PDMARTIN Feb 5, 2008

    lEONARDO:

    That's a juvinile thing to say "oh they're jealous" are you a 14 yr old girl? Most of the things said about Cary are true. No jealousy involved.

  • Leonardo Feb 5, 2008

    PetLovinCaryLivinBuckeyeFan:

    I'm also tired of the constant Cary bashing, and I don't even live in Cary (I live in Wake Forest). The reason is because Cary is a great place to live with lots of parks, low taxes, and low crime, etc... and people are jealous of that because they cannot afford a home there. These people can argue all they want that it's not the case, and that they don't like Cary because (insert lame Cary bashing reason here). But the more they argue, the more it proves that they're jealous. Otherwise, they wouldn't even care.

  • oldrebel Feb 5, 2008

    I'm no apologist for Cary, and I think much of the "bashing" directed toward Cary is a result of the deluge of ordinances and regulations that come from the governing board , not the people of the town itself. Having said that, I'll also say I wish every county in North Carolina would mimic Cary in this area, by putting up a visual representation of where crimes are happening in a community it helps awaken people to the fact that crime isn't just "somewhere else"...it's all around us. I'll say this is a great idea and hopefully I'll see it in my hometown GIS section also.

  • GALNC Feb 5, 2008

    I live in Cary and always thought it was funny that 1/2 the things that go on in Cary are kept out of the Cary News by the Town. Kinda reminds me of Stepfordville. If you work in EMS or Cary Police...you all know what I am talking about. Now...it seems they are doing a about face...or are they???

  • downtownbrown Feb 5, 2008

    Crime in Cary? That's way too funny.

  • IzzMad2016 Feb 5, 2008

    Maybe we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. You think I'm uptight....no problem, I am happy to respect your opinion even though I don't agree with it. I happen to think your intention is to disguise your rudeness as humor. I'm sure you are happy to respect my opinion even though you don't agree with it.

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