SpotCrime.com Announces Online Crime Mapping Partnerships With Media Outlets
Baltimore — Feb. 9
SpotCrime.com, an online crime mapping service, announced partnerships with diverse media outlets to feature SpotCrime.com’s crime mapping and alert service on their Web sites. New SpotCrime.com partners are WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, Va.; KLAS-TV, Las Vegas; WBAL Radio, Baltimore and ExhibitAnews, Baltimore. In January, SpotCrime.com announced a partnership with The Ledger daily newspaper in Polk County, Fla.
“SpotCrime.com provides accurate, easy-to-use and visually compelling crime information for our online audience,” said Chris Way, director of digital media for KLAS-TV. “It’s important for us to maximize viewership on all our channels. A genuinely useful public resource like SpotCrime.com helps us do that.”
SpotCrime.com provides information on 190 cities across the United States, Canada and the U.K. The free service allows users to view reported crime activity on a map. Detailed information is available on the date, time, event type and location of a crime. Users can sign up to receive alerts automatically via e-mail. Alerts can be sent to desktop computers and mobile devices. SpotCrime.com also is available on Facebook and Twitter.
“The trend toward accessing civic information online is firmly entrenched and will continue to grow,” said Colin Drane, CEO of SpotCrime.com. “Citizens need ready access to public safety data, and need to be able to obtain it on any site they visit for news and information. We look forward to making SpotCrime.com’s comprehensive data available through an increasing number and variety of partner sites.”