(PRWEB) January 03, 2013
Busted! Grid, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information, announces the addition of Chicago, Illinois to its interactive crime-mapping tool Busted! Crime Maps. The comprehensive database of over 31 million incidents, has added over 880,000 reports from the Will County Sheriff’s Office and the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
The addition of Chicago incidents to Busted! Crime Maps will keep users informed of crimes occurring in the city. The tool empowers residents with the ability to monitor crime by viewing reported incidents in 17 different categories including theft, drugs, sex crimes, and traffic. Users are able to filter results by date and location to identify areas with high incident rates.
According to the most recent data from the FBI Uniform Crime Report, homicides in Chicago increased 16 percent from 2011 to 2012. Statistics put out by the Chicago Police Department show a total of 506 people were killed last year which is the first time the city has topped 500 homicides since 2008. During the first quarter of 2012, Chicago saw the highest increase of homicides prompting the police department to begin preventative strategies to combat the surge of crime like a gun buyback program.
Busted! Crime Maps aids in helping Chicago residents stay informed about public safety issues by showing users the type of incidents reported in their neighborhoods. Information is gathered directly from police jurisdictions to ensure accuracy and additions to the database are added daily. To learn more about crime trends in Chicago or other cities visit Busted! Crime Maps.
About Busted! Crime Maps
Busted! Crime 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.