Updated On-line Mapping Resource

On-line Mapping Resource of Local Law Enforcement Agencies. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Releases Updated Version of SMART GIS System: OJJDP Launches Enhanced SMART System The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has launched an enhanced version of its Socioeconomic Mapping and Resource Topography (SMART) System. SMART is a geographic information system and Web-based mapping application that pinpoints local geographic areas of crime and delinquency and nearby governmental and community resources to prevent and control it. With SMART users can easily create interactive maps of their communities without the technical skills required of desktop mapping or the related software and equipment cost. This tool was developed to assist Federal, state, and local decision makers in targeting areas of greatest need and allocating resources accordingly. Along with maps, SMART creates tables and graphs to chart a wide array of socioeconomic data, such as population, uniform crime reports (UCR), housing, health, and mortality. Data sources include the U.S. Census Bureau and OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book. Recent enhancements include the addition of:
  • the ability to upload address files from an Excel spreadsheet, Access database, or comma delimited text files to be geo-coded and entered into the system for the user’s analysis
  • public schools with contact information (National Center for Education Statistics)
  • public juvenile residential placement facilities (Juvenile Residential Facility Census)
  • Uniform Crime Report data (1994–2004), enabling user to conduct trend analysis.
IACP has partnered with OJJDP and others to promote and enhance the SMART system as a tool for juvenile justice practitioners, and particularly for law enforcement users. Law enforcement users include chiefs, juvenile officers, school resource officers, crime analysts, and members of regional task forces focused on gangs, drugs, and other cross-jurisdictional problems affecting youth. The development of SMART is very fluid and ongoing. IACP is interested in comments and feedback on SMART system functionality and data for law enforcement. Please provide this information to SMARTinLEAs@theiacp.org.