Interactive map offers look at neighborhood crime



By JOHN HILL, web editor at The Columbian. Contact: 360-735-4452; email:; Twitter: @hilljohng. SOURCE: Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Using data from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, The Columbian has built a new interactive map, providing you with a look at the crime experienced in the area’s neighborhood associations.

The map shows which areas reported the most crimes per 1,000 residents, but you can also click on a neighborhood for more detailed numbers on individual types of crimes, ie, assault or burglary.

Local crime experts discussed this data with reporter Patty Hastings last month and you can read her story for more explanation on why some areas are traditional hot spots for crime while others tend to be relatively safe.