The Dashboard Spy

April 19, 2006

Crime Analysis Dashboard – using mapping and enterprise dashboard techniques to fight crime

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 9:24 am

From the folks at, we have this demo of an enterprise dashboard for law enforcement agencies to use to map the locations of crimes. The dashboard screenshots featured show graphs by various elements such as dollar value of the crime, status(apprehended, at-large), month, and type (assault, theft, vandalism). There is left-side filtering with the ability to save filters. The dashboards link to the mapping engine which can provide detailed geographic drilldowns and filtering of data points.

Geospatial dashboard

Dashboard Graphics

Map dashboard screenshot

Analysis dashboard

Homework: Spatial analysis and mapping applications are natural tie-ins for enterprise dashboard applications. Crime fighting dashboards are becoming a powerful way to effectively deploy limited law enforcement resources. If you want to learn more about this, check out this somewhat hard-to-find book on Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.

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