UCrime.com Launches First Crime Mapping and Alert Service for Colleges and Universities
BALTIMORE, Aug. 4 /EMWNews/ -- UCrime.com today announced the first online service to provide easy to read crime maps and automated alerts to those who do or plan to attend, work for, have children in and live around colleges and universities. The service, located at http://ucrime.com, provides accurate data in near-real time and is available now. The service is free to members of the public. It allows students, parents, administrators, public safety officials and others to view reported crime activity on an easy to use map. Information is available on the date, time, event type and location of a crime. Users can sign up to receive alerts automatically via email if a crime occurs near a selected school or schools. Alerts can be sent to desktop computers and mobile devices, including iPhones. UCrime.com is also available on Facebook. Information on UCrime.com is obtained through police departments, daily newspapers and other publicly available sources. The site incorporates "Web 2.0" technology to enable users to comment on particular crimes. "Social networking features make UCrime.com especially useful for students, administrators and security personnel," said Colin Drane, CEO of UCrime.com. "In addition to knowing what is happening where, users are empowered to provide tips and ideas to help solve crimes and improve public safety." UCrime.com, which shares information gathering and other technology with SpotCrime.com, has crime information on 101 colleges and universities. Additional institutions are added regularly. SpotCrime.com, which provides the most accurate and comprehensive crime mapping available, allows citizens to quickly access detailed crime information and alerts for 130 cities across the United States and the UK.
About UCrime.com UCrime.com is a Web site that provides crime maps, automated alerts and tools for user participation to help improve public safety around the nation's colleges and universities. The site's timely and accurate information is shared with SpotCrime.com, an online crime mapping and alert service that provides information on 130 cities across the United States and the UK. To learn more about UCrime.com, visit http://www.ucrime.com.
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