Have you ever seen the flashing of police lights and wondered what happened? Now you can find out thanks to CrimeReports.com. Littleton Police …
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Have you ever seen the flashing of police lights and wondered
Now you can find out thanks to CrimeReports.com.
Littleton Police Department recently hooked up with CrimeReports.com, a Web site that
utilizes information taken from the department’s daily call log and
provides crime data online.
Littleton police officers are continually filing crime reports
throughout their shifts. Then once per day, the crime data is
downloaded to the CrimeReports server, which instantly updates the
You can simply type in an address, access a map, and find out
the types of crimes occurring in that particular neighborhood or in
the entire city.
For instance, if a citizen would like to find out about a
particular police activity they noticed in the city, they can
search that location to stay informed.
Crimes such as homicide, breaking and entering, robbery, theft,
auto theft, and DUIs can be searched for individually or all at
The site is free to users and residents can also register to
receive e-mail alerts about crime near their home, office, school
or any other location within city limits.
Incidents can be sorted by crime type, date, distance from a
given address and over various periods of time; from three to 30
Prior to the implementation of CrimeReports, the department
provided copies of police reports upon request, for a fee.
Public Engines, a company in Utah that makes the CrimeReports
application, has reported that more than 600 communities nationwide
are taking advantage of the online application.
“The public loves it because they care about the crime rates and
they want to know what’s happening on their street,” said Public
Engines CEO Greg Whisenant in a news release about the
“With better information available to them, they can make better
decisions. Not knowing gives people a sense of anxiety.”
Whisenant credited departments who are part of CrimeReports with
being forward thinking. He said part of the reason there has been
such great reaction is that the focus is on empowering the
community by supplying residents with real information.
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