(PRWEB) January 29, 2013
Busted! Grid, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information, announces the addition of Winston-Salem, North Carolina to its interactive crime-mapping tool Busted! Crime Maps. The comprehensive database of over 33 million incidents has added over 330,000 reports from the Winston-Salem Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, High Point Police Department and Greensboro Police Department.
Busted! Crime Maps is a tool that allows residents to view and monitor incidents in their neighborhood. Users are able to search reported police incidents in 17 categories including theft, drugs, sex crimes, and traffic by date and location. Currently, Busted! Crime Maps gives residents in 28 states access to detailed reports broken down by city, state, and address.
Nationally, the average crime rate has decreased every year since 2002. For the last three years, North Carolina has followed this trend seeing its lowest crime rates in decades. According to the North Carolina Department of Justice, in 2011 crime fell 0.9 percent with violent crime dropping by 5.2 percent. That's a 33-year low for the state.
Busted! Crime Maps aids in helping 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 Winston-Salem 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.