Skip to comments.Neighborhood crime reported daily on free Internet site
Posted on 02/22/2014 9:05:04 AM PST by usalady
Americans wondering if assaults, breaking and entering and robberies are happening in their neighborhood do not have to wait for the local news sources to keep them up to date. Real time information is available at no cost to them with a map showing exact locations of where and what crimes have taken place.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Read more http://www.examiner.com/article/neighborhood-crime-reported-daily-on-free-internet-site
When we were looking for places to live down here in the Charlotte, NC area, spotcrime.com was absolutely invaluable in figuring out neighborhoods to avoid (hint: most of them). Unfortunately most of the jurisdictions around here have since blocked Spotcrime from accessing their data and have instead gone to a single paid vendor, who charges for access to their crime data (and it’s delayed almost a week and inaccurate anyway).
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And the internet site is?????? No help going to the link and some links aren’t available...
Is there a URL for the actual site? I couldn’t find it.
There are information links (blue)) in the article as well as a video that shows the mapping process.
I will check out the links in the article to make sure they are available to those who want to learn more about this great free service.
Why not just post it here instead of pimping for hits?
The neighborhood in which I live has had this service available for some time. Apparently the local police and sheriffs department participate in it. After we saw how much crime was taking place in our subdivision we formed a Neighborhood Watch and since then we have not have any crime.
Almost is effective is to look up precinct voting data. Anything with less than 40% Democrat voters (including the place we live) tends to be fairly nice neighborhoods, regardless of income (ours is lower middle class) and demographics.
Some financial advisers suggest that if the minority population in an area is over 15% crime statistics should be checked before purchasing a home in that location.
Thanks - I clicked on one that was unavailable and didn’t see anything else except the videos.
I think that in your frustration you typed one too many ‘http’s.
I would like to see some sites that have deployed this application.
I didn’t type any of it, just grabbed it and pasted.
Wanted to get the hell off that virus and diseased laden scum pit of a blog as fast as I could.
I have added the URL at the end of the articles to make sure you can find more information about this great free service. Thanks for letting me know the link did not work properly.
I assume you really meant for us to go here:
What gives you the idea that PublicEngines software is free?
Oh, if your city buys the software and makes it available, I guess it’s “free”. Kinda like Obamacare.
All I could figure out is that the site offers a free demo. Which indicates to me the real thing will cost you.........
It is free to the public not to the agencies that subscribe to it. The agencies are funded by our taxes.
The database that makes this all possible is NOT free, and that’s why they sue people who ‘scrape’ their public websites and reconstruct the crime information. It’s public info in the first place, they just have some IP to format it and make it available. But unless your law enforcement office participates and pays the fee, you’ll see nothing in your neighborhood.
Yes. There is also a video connected to the article that shows how the interactive mapping works. It also describes how a tv station in one city used the service so that residents of the area could see how that area was over run with crimes. Otherwise crime was barely reported and was a wake-up call to the residents.
Here’s the video.
Why not just post it here instead of pimping for hits?
Thanks for accessing my article. It just added to the number of readers who have clicked on it.
If anyone is interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch to prevent or stop crime in your neighborhood, go to this site. We have signs in our neighborhood that announce we are a Neighborhood Watch community and the thieves stay away and go to the adjoining areas that do not have it.
I went to the site and still can’t find out how to access the free neighborhood data.
You may need to check with your police or sheriff’s department to learn whether they subscribe to the service. I learned about it from the sheriff’s department in the county in which I live when we formed a Neighborhood Watch. It also reports on the adjoining city that has an out of control crime rate because of the drug-related gangs killing each other.
I receive a map that shows where crimes have been committed. I can click on each one that is shown and see what and where the crime took place.
Thanks for the information for another service. Since I have had no experience with it perhaps others can report whether or not it is as good as the one that has kept our subdivision crime free since it became available a few years ago.
Prior to that the criminals were so bold that cars were being stolen or stripped in the middle of the night. We also had some scary break and entering even when people were in their homes.
And that's the important thing, right?
If anyone wants to know about how we formed our Neighborhood Watch there is a comment section on the article page. I will be glad to tell you how we formed our Watch and how it united our subdivision in preventing becoming victims of crime.
Why not tell them right here?
Damned if you aren't one of the most obnoxious pimps I've ever seen.
DIRECT LINK to the crime reporting site map:
What you posted is not the direct link either. Here it is: