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Criminal locations

Original post made by John, Fairmeadow, on Sep 19, 2006

Is there a website that shows where local arrests are made? I have had some recent experience, where one of my kids had an apartment that was broken in to. The landlord said it was "virtually crime-free", but the police said it was a high crime area.

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Posted by trudy
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 20, 2006 at 4:41 am

My guess is you could call or visit the police department and ask them about neighborhoods. They presumably have a better idea than even statistics would show.


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Posted by DJ
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 20, 2006 at 8:52 am

The police department used to be able to tell statistics based on a street/block address. This was about 5 yrs ago - I am sure the service still exists, maybe it is online now.

I did use this service when I was in the Sunnyvale area. They gave me stats about how many times the police were called to a particular block ( I think they worked with the block address, rather than the particular street address ). They were able to tell me the type of incident that they were called for.


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Posted by Phil
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Sep 23, 2006 at 11:58 am

Chicagocrime.org is a neat web application that shows crime statistics on a map for Chicago is found at Web Link. Maybe you could get one of these "mashups" started around here.


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Posted by Duveneck/St.Francis
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 25, 2006 at 2:38 pm

I'm working on a mash-up like this. It's too early to show anything to you now, but I hope to have something available within the next few weeks.


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