(PRWEB) January 13, 2013
CampusCrimeStats.com tracks campus crime statistics and other detailed information on over 10,000 United States colleges and universities. The data reflects on-campus crimes and offenses denoted by the institutions based on Federal reporting requirements. This publicly available information is presented in an easy to understand format.
The CampusCrimeStats.com database was updated on January 6th, 2013 with information from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 calendar years. Updates include self-reported statistics from colleges and universities, custom analytics, mapping/area information and other pertinent data.
Main sources of data collection include the U.S Department of Education, Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Enrollment Data from Colleges and Universities, Mapping (Latitude/Longitude) data using version 3 of the Google Maps API and other data elements reported by individual institutions. The ability to search by school name and school state has also been enhanced.
Data has now also been grouped into distinct subcategories so that school comparisons are much simpler. Using this feature, data comparisons can be made by enrollment numbers, campus safety, disciplinary action taken against students for various offenses and other metrics.
Links to many social media outlets have also been included. After performing a search for data, users will be able to Tweet the information, post it to a Facebook account, or share it with others through many social media sites. Using the functionality is quite easy. The site has incorporated the popular social media icons to ease the learning curve.
Updating and modifying CampusCrimeStats.com is an ongoing process. Data is gathered from various sources weekly. This data is then compiled and uploaded along with enhanced metrics. A maps release is slated for later in the year depicting exact locations on each individual campus where crimes were committed. This detailed information will illustrate “hot spots” where criminal activity is above the norm.