(PRWEB) January 15, 2013
Busted! Grid, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information, announces the addition of Sacramento, California to its interactive crime-mapping tool Busted! Crime Maps. The comprehensive database of over 32 million incidents has added over 840,000 reports from the Sacramento Police Department.
The addition of Sacramento incidents to Busted! Crime Maps helps residents evaluate neighborhoods and better understand local crime trends. The tool gives users who are interested in monitoring crime the ability to view reported incidents in 17 different categories including theft, drugs, sex crimes, and traffic by date and location.
After 5 years of decreasing crime rates in Sacramento according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, rates began to rise in 2012. Both violent and property crime rose when compared to the same period in 2011. The crime spike has been attributed to the budget cuts Sacramento Police Department (SPD) Chief Rick Braziel was forced to make in 2011. He laid off sworn officers, civilian employees, narcotics, financial crimes, undercover gang squads as well as other departments. The decrease in police officers has made it difficult for the SPD to respond to burglaries, misdemeanors and minor traffic accidents.
The Busted! Crime Maps comprehensive database makes additions daily to help residents stay informed about public safety issues in their neighborhoods. Information is gathered directly from police jurisdictions to ensure accuracy. To learn more about crime trends in Sacramento or other cities visit BustedMaps.com.
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.