(WBIR - Hamblen County) The city of Morristown is giving the public easier access to crime data around the area.

The police department has launched a site to see where and when recent crimes occurred.

The crime data will be available on a 180 day dataset and be searchable by date, crime type, and address. There's also an option to sign up for e-mail notifications when crimes occur near a home or business.

LINK: Morristown Police Department Crime Mapping Tool

The police department hopes the easier access to crime data will lead to proactive preventative measures that can reduce crime.

You can find the tool on the Morristown Police Department's website under the 'Crime Mapping' section.