Thursday, July 15, 2010

The World's Crime on Google Maps


MyLocalCrime is a Google Maps mashup showing the locations of crime around the world. The site maps crime collected by SpotCrime.

MyLocalCrime is a crime data aggregator. The site collects the crime incidents and plots them on a map. Users can also sign up to receive e-mail alerts for their location. If you enter your location in the search box the site will display the local crime tagged to where the crimes were committed.

The crimes are indicated by categorised map markers. The categories of crime mapped are Arson, Assault, Burglary, Robbery, Shooting, Theft and Vandalism. If you click on a map marker you can read more about each individual crime.



ratingenweb said...

A great feature, i.e. if you plan to move to another city. Unfortunately it does´n work for Germany. A search for my hometown Ratingen only shows crimes commited in the nearby areas of the Netherlands.

"Guppy" Honaker said...

I live in Phoenix, Arizona - the car theft capital of the United States (and possibly the world). And one of the kidnap capitals of the world. And a human smuggling capital of the world. "Word's Crimes on Google Maps" would simply show Phoenix as one huge spot!

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