The Catalan police presents a new delinquent viewer in Catalonia.
A new visual map on crime in Catalonia was published on July 2. The interactive map shows the delinquent facts recorded in Catalonia from 2011 to the present day and offers many possibilities for personalization.
The new crime visualizer of Catalonia.
The map was presented by the general director of the Police, Andreu Joan Martínez; the director of the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia (ICGC), Jaume Massó, and the head of the General Commission on Institutional Relations, Prevention and Mediation, Josep Codina, on 2 July.
The map is part of a police plan to be more transparent and comply with Law 19/2014, of December 29, on transparency, access to public information and good governance.
In addition, the objective of the map is to inform about the country's delinquent reality, while at the same time putting the day-to-day work of the police forces in value.
The interactive map allows the users to more easily view statistical data and helps them understand them better. Being interactive, the map allows to visualize the data according to the type of delinquent fact, the year, the geographic scope and even, it allows to change the palette of colors which we want to visualize the data with.
The map has been created thanks to the collaboration between the police and the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia (ICGC). The delinquent data were already available to the public since 2011, but it was thanks to the good work of the ICGC, as Andreu Joan emphasized, which has made it possible to have such a useful tool.
Crimes in Catalonia
The map allows you to visualize the different offenses separately. Crimes are classified according to the penal code and can be observed from crimes of homicide, theft or human trafficking to offenses against public administration.
Thus, we can observe that in the Girona counties, by 2018, 14 cases of human trafficking, or 3,277 cases against public order, were reported.
Increasingly, citizens need interactive maps to help interpret and visualize data more easily. This map is a clear first step towards satisfying these needs.