(PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Busted! Grid, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information, announces the addition of Austin, Texas to its interactive crime-mapping tool Busted! Crime Maps. The database has added nearly 900,000 reports from the Austin Police Department and Travis County Sheriff’s Office.
According to recent FBI’s Uniform Crime Report data, Austin’s crime rates have dropped 9.7% in violent crime and 9% in property crime. The city has the third lowest violent crime rate among major cities. Austin has moved up in rankings since last year when it ranked fifth. Despite the decrease in overall crime in Austin, the downtown area has seen double digit spikes in property crime.
The B! Informed Advantage™ allows subscribers to build their awareness of reported criminal activity with incident data and use Busted! Crime Maps to evaluate crime and enforcement trends at a variety of customizable levels. Subscribers can simply log onto their personalized Dashboard and see the most recent crime incidents by category for each location they are monitoring.
Busted! Crime Maps currently gives residents in 28 states access to detailed crime incident reports broken down by city, state, and address. By subscribing to the B! Informed Advantage™, residents have access to over 33 million incidents from across the nation in 17 categories including theft, drugs, sex crimes, robbery and homicide. Users of the service can search, view maps and reports, monitor addresses and receive monthly reports of specific crimes in their area.
Additions to Busted! Crime Maps are made daily and information is gathered directly from police jurisdictions to ensure timeliness and accuracy. To learn more about crime trends in Austin or other cities visit BustedMaps.com.
About Busted! Grid
The Busted! Grid network is 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.