Busted! Grid Announces the Addition of Police Incident Reports to Busted! Crime Maps from Springfield, Missouri

Busted! Crime Maps allows citizens to digitally search and monitor crimes in their community

May 24, 2013

Busted! Grid, the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information, announces the addition of Springfield, Missouri to its interactive crime-mapping tool Busted! Crime Maps. The database has added over 1 million reports from the Springfield Police Department. The new data will keep residents informed about crimes occurring in the community.

Springfield residents can now use the B! Informed Advantage™ to monitor reported criminal activity onBustedMaps.com. By using the service, they will be able to evaluate crime and enforcement trends at a variety of customizable levels. Subscribers can simply log onto their personalized Dashboard and see the most recent crime incidents by category for each location they are monitoring.

According to recent FBI’s Uniform Crime Report data, Springfield’s overall crime rates have increased in both violent and property crime by 2.39%. Aggravated assaults accounted for 68% of violent crimes and thefts accounted for 77% of property crimes. The Springfield Police Department cites the rise in domestic violence cases for the increase in aggravated crimes. In an effort to help curb domestic violence, the department has initiated “Operation Crossfire” to identify repeat violent offenders committing the crimes.

Busted! Crime Maps currently gives residents in 28 states access to detailed crime incident reports broken down by city, state, and address. By subscribing to the B! Informed Advantage™, residents have access to over 33 million incidents from across the nation in 17 categories including theft, drugs, sex crimes, robbery and homicide. Users of the service can search, view maps and reports, monitor addresses and receive monthly reports of specific crimes in their area. To learn more about crime trends in Austin or other cities visit BustedMaps.com.

About Busted! Grid
The Busted! Grid network is the leading innovator in the aggregation of crime information that empowers citizens to be aware of criminal activity, be informed in their communities and be proactive in the ongoing fight against crime.