(PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Busted! Grid, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information, announces the addition of Tampa to its Web-based crime mapping tool Busted! Maps. Over 1.3 million incidents have been added from area law enforcement agencies with over 100,000 added from August 2012 to November 2012. The data allows residents to view incident information and keep track of crimes in their neighborhood.
The Busted! Maps database gives users the ability to filter by incident type or date range and search results to identify areas with high incident rates related to thefts, drugs, sex crimes, and traffic. Incident categories also include traffic incidents, assistance requests, and reported crimes.
According to recent reports, crime in Tampa is currently at a 41 year low. The decrease in crime has been attributed to law enforcement policies and residents contributing to the fight against crime in their community. Over the past few years, residents have been active in preventing crime by working with law enforcement and Crime Stoppers’ whose promise of anonymity has encouraged residents to be comfortable in sharing information. Busted! Maps empowers residents to monitor crime and is a resource that can be used to aid in understanding public safety issues in the Tampa community.
From 2010 to 2011, crime rates in Tampa dropped 32% in violent crime and 13% in property crime. The lower crime rates have led to a boom in profits for local businesses because residents feel safer while out in the community.
The Busted! Maps database has over 19 million incidents with more being added daily. The tool allows users to search for incidents in 17 categories and filter results based on date and location. To learn more about crime trends in Tampa or other cities visit Busted! Maps.
About the Busted! Grid
Busted! Maps is part of the Busted! Grid network, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information that empowers citizens to be aware of criminal activity, be informed in their communities and be proactive in the ongoing fight against crime.