ASTANA – An interactive crime map on the basis of Krisha.kz, an online home search service, was launched June 20 with the participation of Legal Statistics and Special Records Committee of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
A detailed map of the cities of Kazakhstan is provided by 2GIS, an international cartographic company, according to the office’s press service.
“We have interactive maps on our website where the statistics of criminal and administrative violations throughout the country is available. However, we decided to implement a separate joint project because Krisha.kz is the largest and most popular real estate website in Kazakhstan. We offer our people the innovative services, which have no analogues. We plan to implement such a service on the Kolesa.kz website,” said Prosecutor General’s Office Legal Statistics and Special Records Committee Chairperson Bagdat Mussin.
Housing search service users will be able to learn about the crime situation in any district of the city.
The committee faced unpopularity with the Infopublic.pravstat.kz portal and the priority task was to increase the value of information and its use for the benefit of society.
A reported offence appears on the map of the statistics committee online as soon as it is registered in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations. The interactive map is updated once a day.
A more detailed zoning, which will provide a general idea of the criminal situation in neighbourhoods and yards will be provided on the map in the future.
“We constantly strive to provide the most useful information for our users to make the right decision when buying or renting real estate. We are glad to support the initiative of the General Prosecutor’s Office and implement a unique project. Our users can assess the situation in the locations or in the district as a whole while choosing housing and what security measures should be taken care of in advance,” said Krysha.Kolesa.Market Chief Executive Officer Nikolai Babeshkin.
The developers of the project do not expect any significant changes in the cost of housing related to crime statistics. They believe that an opportunity to monitor the dynamics of crimes in cities will encourage residents to take control of the work of the apartment owners’ cooperatives and district police officers.
“The service works in test mode since the beginning of the month. We didn’t promote it and it is too early to share the results of its implementation,” he added.
The committee is ready to provide open APIs to other companies and developers interested in using public data that does not contain personal data of residents.