Are there any standard, publicly available symbol sets for crime mapping? What are their intended applications and their strengths and weaknesses?
Another publicly available symbology set for crime mapping applications is the Crime Mapping Symbology (CMS).
The Crime Mapping Symbology (CMS) was created to be used in a web mapping environment.
Not a Standard but possible the nearest to it:
But ESRI have re-vamped symbol sets and crime mapping has been added. http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=arcgisResources.gateway
Application: ESRI, Web Mapping
Strengths - Freely available
Weakness - not defined - too general
Types (Homicide, Narcotics, Misdemeanor, Felony is US based - it doesn't exist in European/UK law Murder, Manslaughter, Drug, Serious Crime is)
*Not a lawyer/solicitor/barrister