SpotCrime.com, an online crime mapping service, announced exclusive partnerships with media outlets to feature its crime mapping and alert service on their websites. New SpotCrime.com partners are: WVIR-TV NBC29, Charlottesville, VA; KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV; WBAL Radio, Baltimore; and ExhibitAnews Baltimore. In January, SpotCrime.com announced an exclusive partnership with The Ledger daily newspaper, the leading media outlet in Polk County, Florida.
"SpotCrime.com provides accurate, easy-to-use and visually compelling crime information for our online audience," said Chris Way, Director of Digital Media at 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 UK. The free service allows users to view reported crime activity on an easy-to-use 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 email. Alerts can be sent to desktop computers and mobile devices, including iPhones. SpotCrime.com is also 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."