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Calls to Make Iceland Crime Maps Available to Public

Police in Iceland have in recent years used electronic maps of the location of crime events in the country in investigations and planning. Currently, the maps are only accessible to the police but the head of the association of residents in central Reykjavík is calling for the maps to be made public and published online.

policecar_psPhoto by Páll Stefánsson.

According to ruv.is, such maps are available to the public in other parts of the world. The maps include information on break-ins, assaults and thefts.

Some maps include the exact location of the crime scenes, whereas others simply point to the most dangerous parts of the city. The vast majority of reported crimes in Iceland take place in Reykjavík.

The maps for Reykjavík are still in development but once complete will most likely be made public, ruv.is reports. It is however not yet known how useful the maps will prove to residents of the city.

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