(902)9-1-1 Map Data: Calls by police atom, 2006-2010

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What's on this map?

You can use this map to see how many times police went to different neighbourhoods for a variety of call types. Policing in Halifax region is provided by the Halifax Regional Police Service and the RCMP. The Halifax force mainly polices the urban core and eastern Chebucto Peninsula. This area is divided into three districts, central on the Peninsula, east in Dartmouth and west from Sambro north to Bedford. Those districts are further divided into zones, and the zones are further divided into sub zones called atoms. This map shows the number of calls, by atom, for a range of call types. Click on any atom to see the actual number of calls, and the median household and family incomes for that atom, based on the 2006 census. The darker the colour, the more calls of that type came from that atom. As this is a standard Google map, you can zoom in and out and switch between the default road map and satellite view.

Data analysis and map by Schenley Brown, Patrick Odell, King's Investigative Workshop. Data sources: Halifax Regional Police calls data, Statistics Canada.
Additional notes:
Includes all calls, including those for which no officers were dispatched.
For dispatched calls, the call type shown here is that determined once an officer has been to the scene. Call types sometimes change upon further investigation.
For each type of call, there is a range from 0 calls in an atom to the atom with the largest number of calls. To determine the colours on the map, this range is divided into four equal segments, based on the number of calls.
Example: If 100 is the largest number of calls received in any one atom for a call type, the lightest colour represents 0 to 25 calls, the third darkest 26 to 50, the second darkest 51 to 75 and the darkest 76 to 100.
Incidence may vary across an atom as calls may be concentrated on certain streets.