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Neighborhood crime reported daily on free Internet site
Examiner ^ | February 22, 2014 | Martha

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 ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; crime; crimeinformation; crimereporting; crimereportsdotcom; crimestatistics; neighborhoodcrime
The information is available at no charge to the public as it proactively tracks and publishes crime data on an interactive map. Citizens can review the crime type, time, general location and name of the agency reporting the crime. Law enforcement agencies engaged with the service include police and sheriff departments.

Read more http://www.examiner.com/article/neighborhood-crime-reported-daily-on-free-internet-site

1 posted on 02/22/2014 9:05:04 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

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).

}:-)4


2 posted on 02/22/2014 9:14:40 AM PST by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: usalady
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...

Examiner Blog

Make sure your ad blockers and virus protection are updated.

3 posted on 02/22/2014 9:18:21 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: usalady

And the internet site is?????? No help going to the link and some links aren’t available...


4 posted on 02/22/2014 9:22:16 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: usalady

Is there a URL for the actual site? I couldn’t find it.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 9:22:46 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: manic4organic

There are information links (blue)) in the article as well as a video that shows the mapping process.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 9:30:27 AM PST by usalady
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To: Thank You Rush

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.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 9:32:26 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

Why not just post it here instead of pimping for hits?

http://http//www.publicengines.com/products/crimereports.php


8 posted on 02/22/2014 9:33:20 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Moose4

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.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 9:35:34 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

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.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 9:39:13 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 9:43:49 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

Thanks - I clicked on one that was unavailable and didn’t see anything else except the videos.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 9:48:02 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: humblegunner

humble,
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.

http://www.publicengines.com/products/crimereports.php


13 posted on 02/22/2014 9:48:18 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman

Odd.
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.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 9:50:06 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: manic4organic

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.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 9:50:52 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

I assume you really meant for us to go here:

http://www.publicengines.com/products/crimereports.php


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:55:01 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: usalady

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.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 9:58:52 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: the_Watchman

All I could figure out is that the site offers a free demo. Which indicates to me the real thing will cost you.........


18 posted on 02/22/2014 10:00:36 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: bigbob

It is free to the public not to the agencies that subscribe to it. The agencies are funded by our taxes.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 10:02:50 AM PST by usalady
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 10:04:00 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

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.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 10:07:19 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

Yeah.
Here’s the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEenG3eZj8M

Why not just post it here instead of pimping for hits?


22 posted on 02/22/2014 10:12:45 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Thanks for accessing my article. It just added to the number of readers who have clicked on it.


23 posted on 02/22/2014 10:18:43 AM PST by usalady
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To: manic4organic

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.

http://www.usaonwatch.org/


24 posted on 02/22/2014 10:29:53 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

I went to the site and still can’t find out how to access the free neighborhood data.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 10:31:29 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: usalady

http://spotcrime.com/mi/detroit


26 posted on 02/22/2014 10:39:14 AM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: manic4organic

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.


27 posted on 02/22/2014 10:46:32 AM PST by usalady
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To: Eddie01

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.


28 posted on 02/22/2014 10:54:27 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady
It just added to the number of readers who have clicked on it.

And that's the important thing, right?

29 posted on 02/22/2014 11:07:28 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: usalady

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.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 11:24:35 AM PST by usalady
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To: bigbob

http://www.mylocalcrime.com


31 posted on 02/22/2014 11:43:43 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: usalady
If anyone wants to know about how we formed our Neighborhood Watch there is a comment section on the article page.

Why not tell them right here?

Damned if you aren't one of the most obnoxious pimps I've ever seen.

32 posted on 02/22/2014 12:02:50 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Thank You Rush; manic4organic; All

DIRECT LINK to the crime reporting site map:

https://www.crimereports.com/


33 posted on 03/14/2014 8:52:03 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: humblegunner

What you posted is not the direct link either. Here it is:

https://www.crimereports.com/


34 posted on 03/14/2014 8:52:57 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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