(PRWEB) November 27, 2012
Busted! Grid, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information, announces the addition of Lee County, Florida to its interactive crime-mapping tool Busted! Maps. Over 500,000 incidents have been added from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Coral Police Department and Tampa Police Department. By using Busted! Maps, residents can find information about where crimes and other incidents are occurring.
The Busted! Maps database contains over 23 million incidents with additions added daily. The tool allows users to search for incidents in 17 categories and filter results based on date and location. By using the service, users are also able to identify areas with high incident rates related to thefts, drugs, sex crimes, and traffic.
Recently, there has been a growing trend of residents working with law enforcement to help solve local crimes. Busted! Maps aids in this process by keeping communities informed of incidents occurring in their neighborhoods. With the 8% increase in property crimes from last year, Lee County residents have started to work with local crime agencies to help solve crimes. Last week, the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers asked the Lee County community for help in tracking down a known burglary offender. With an anonymous tip to the organization from someone in the community, the person was found and taken into custody.
Busted! Maps empowers residents to monitor crime and is a resource that can be used to aid in understanding public safety issues in local communities. To learn more about crime trends in Lee County 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. The Busted! Grid network also includes Busted! Mugshots and Busted! Offenders.