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