The US Department of Justice recently released the latest edition of Geography and Public Safety (vol. 2, issue 2). The most recent issues features articles on the subject of neighborhoods—boundaries, patrols, spaces, etc.
Staring today, Cleveland residents have the ability to track crime in their own neighborhood for free, thanks to crimereports.com. Police Cheif Michael McGrath said,
“We are giving our citizens the ability to easily view crime trends in their community knowing that they will get involved and help make their neighborhoods safer … . We want to encourage the public to be informed and to partner with us to assure them the quality of life they deserve.” (WKYC)
In a story posted today at theoutlookonline.com, the Gresham Police Department is now the 11th agency in the Portland, Oregon area to sign up with CrimeReports. Caryn Shetterly, the police department’s crime analyst, noted that CrimeReports can be a useful tool for neighborhood groups who are interested in community safety, stating, “[CrimeReports] gives people some power to just be aware of what’s happening in their neighborhood.” Read the full article here.