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The Huntersville Police Department has recently gone live at CrimeMapping.com (www.CrimeMapping.com).

CrimeMapping.com is a nationwide public mapping service that allows residents to analyze interactive maps of recent crime activity. Visitors to the site can search by location and filter for different time periods as well as crime types. In addition to learning about the type and location of a reported crime, users can click on an icon to learn how far their residence or business is from the reported incident.

Crime Alerts are one of the most popular features at CrimeMapping.com. Residents can register online to receive free updates via email whenever new crime activity occurs in their area. Users choose the distance as well as crimes they wish to stay informed about. A single user can register multiple times in order to learn about activity occurring near their residence, place of business or their child’s school of attendance.

A free mobile iPhone App is also available at
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crimemapping.com/id452856454?mt=8 which allows users to access the site from their iPhone devices.

The Huntersville Police Department has chosen CrimeMapping.com as a tool to provide residents with easy access to current crime data as well as a method to improve community oriented policing efforts.
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