I have to admit.Â When I first looked the map that popped up, I wanted to lock the doors and bolt the windows and never leave the apartment again.Â Then I remembered I live on the seventh floor and in a relatively secure building.Â Then I noticed the original map covered a two month period.Â However, giving the map a week time frame didn’t help much.Â On the actual webpage, you’re given the option to look at any particular crime to see details.Â
From the Lifehacker blog:
Crime-mapping mashup SpotCrime pulls data from city police records and news sources and plots it in an easy-to-snoop fashion. Choose a city, a time frame, and the types of offenses you want to see, and you can mouse over the pinned icons to see thumbnail descriptions, or click an item for a full read. The site claims that humans are working in the background to make sense of the data, and that incidents show up anywhere from 3-24 hours after they’re reported. A good tool for checking out a potential neighborhood for moving or exploring, or just keeping up on what’s going down across town.
Anyway, a new toy to look at – but don’t say I didn’t warn you!”Â The Spot CrimeÂ website is here.
Thanks to the I’m In Your Fort Blog for the heads up!