SpotCrime Introduces MyLocalCrime to Google Play and iTunes

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The MyLocalCrime app puts crime information at the public’s fingertips, displaying nationwide crime data mapped to the block level, a nationwide most wanted database, and a crime tipping service.

SpotCrime, an independent crime mapping and crime alert service, is introducing the MyLocalCrime mobile application to the Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spotcrime.mlc&hl=en_US) and iTunes app (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mylocalcrime/id1151977716) stores.

The MyLocalCrime app puts crime information at the public’s fingertips by displaying nationwide crime data mapped to the block level and a nationwide most wanted database. It also includes a free crime tipping service for the public and police agencies. A cold case database will be added in early 2020.

MyLocalCrime allows users to obtain detailed crime descriptions and seamlessly share crime-related information with others via text, email, and a number of social media platforms. The app includes a map with verified incident-based crime data down to the street level. Most wanted criminals are displayed in an area, based on the user’s location.

The data on MyLocalCrime is collected from more than 1,000 police agencies, including the 100 most populated cities in the U.S., and is frequently updated. Each data point includes a source back to the police agency from which the data was collected so that users can verify the information for themselves.

“The MyLocalCrime app is another platform to push relevant crime information out to the public,” says SpotCrime Vice President Brittany Suszan. “The more people who can access this information, the more prepared a community can be when it comes to crime prevention efforts and cultivating the community-police relationship,” she continues.

SpotCrime has also made the most wanted database available on SpotCrime’s website, SpotCrime.com, as well as SpotCrime’s free weekly email alerts. This is the only source of this data available to the public.

In addition to mapping and alerts, SpotCrime advocates for open, equal, and fair access to crime data.

“This crime data needs to be democratized in order to be effective in reducing crime and protecting the public,” Suszan explains. “SpotCrime is constantly trying to find new ways to make this data useful to the public and police agencies, and the MyLocalCrime app represents one of those ways.”

SpotCrime anticipates sending 300 million email alerts in 2019. It estimates more than 20 million people interact with the crime data from SpotCrime monthly.

For more information, email feedback@spotcrime.com or call 619-663-7768.

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