|dc.description.abstract||The field of crime mapping has an extensive history, yet it has managed to remain an effective tool for policing even in modern times. This success can be attributed in part to the field’s willingness to adapt to newer technologies as they have become available. A current trend that is occurring internationally is the practice of online crime mapping. Many police services from around the world have recognized the importance of using the Internet to connect with the public that they serve. To this end, while most police services have an online presence in the form of a Web site, some have opted to go further and to publish their crime data spatially in the form of an interactive Web-based mapping application. Presently, the City of Toronto has opted not to engage in interactive Web mapping and has limited their online publications to only static maps and written crime reports.