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Using Geographic Information Systems To Map Crime Victim Services banner
 February 2003


This monograph reviews the use of Geographic Information Systems, a computer application that generates maps from crime databases, and how it can help agencies understand the significance of where, when, and by whom crimes are committed.

Authors: Debra A. Stoe with Carol R. Watkins, Jeffrey Kerr, Linda Rost, and Theodosia Craig


Part 1 (PDF 601kb)

Message From the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime

Message From the Director of the National Institute of Justice

Crime Mapping

Creating Maps
How GIS Is Used in Law Enforcement

Part 2 (PDF 722kb)
How State VOCA Administrators Can Use GIS
How Administrators of VOCA Victim Assistance
    Can Use GIS

Part 3 (PDF 237kb)
How Administrators of VOCA Victim
    Compensation Can Use GIS
How Subgrantees, Crime Victim Assistance
     Coalitions, and Victim Service Providers Can
     Use Crime Mapping
Getting Started
Training Resources Available
Other Resources
Funding GIS Development and Technical



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