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LAPD Switches to Google Maps & Other New Features

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All the reported crime on August 7, 2008 within a 5-mile radius from 200 N. Fremont Street

LAPD's interactive crime maps have been helpful since they launched a couple years ago. Today, they relaunched the tool, now using Google Maps instead of the old city map they were using. The new maps also let you double click on an area to browse crime in neighborhoods and also toggle between the graphic, satellite and hybrid maps (however, the search your address function seems to not be working at the moment).

Also, they launched a new feature on the website called LAPDTV, which hosts video messages from Chief Bratton, "Inside the LAPD,' a channel 35 show and other videos to help solve crimes (like surveillance videos).