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Minneapolis police adding new online crime-mapping tool

Posted by: Suzanne Ziegler under People and neighborhoods, Public records, Public safety Updated: February 6, 2014 - 9:44 AM

By Meghan Holden

Police are adding a new online crime-mapping tool that will update daily and allow residents to see where crime is happening.

The RAIDS Online website allows users to search for different types of crime in specific areas of the city and report anonymous tips.

The tool also includes demographic data, like the median age, household income and population density of an area.

More than two dozen cities and counties in the state already use the tool.

Police will hold a news conference Thursday morning at City Hall to instruct residents how to use the tool. 

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