Panama City FL Partners with CrimeReports.com for Online Crime-Mapping

ARTICLE | Feb 3, 2012

The Panama City Police have partnered with the nations largest and most comprehensive crime-mapping provider. Enter your address or just simply enter your zip code for a detailed mapping of incidents that have occurred in our City. This service also tracks sexual offender and sexual predators.

CrimeReports provides comprehensive local crime-mapping data to some 750 police departments, including cities such as San Francisco and Boston, and the entire states of Maryland and Utah.

Depending on their size, clients pay between $100 to $200 a month for data on homicides, break-ins, auto thefts and other crimes occurring in their service areas. The company also has a handy iPhone application, and offers police internal analytics for an additional monthly fee of $300 to $1,000.

The company used the seed money to develop software that mines police departments' records management systems for crime data originating from 911 emergency call systems. Then, using Google mapping, it plots crimes by region, allowing users to search on details such as type of offense, location and date. Whisenant opted for a subscription-based revenue model, avoiding online ads that might have compromised the official look and feel his clients preferred.

What sets CrimeReports' system apart from the competition is its ease of use and relatively low cost, said Michael Dodd, venture partner for Texas-based Austin Ventures, which teamed up with vSpring to offer the second round of financing. Alternative providers of crime mapping, he said, require police departments to purchase costly hardware and software.

Police departments say they like CrimeReports because it lets officers spend community face time focusing on prevention, rather than bringing citizens up to speed on violations that have occurred in their area.

Panama City, FL is located on the panhandle of northwest Florida on beautiful St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City is known as a popular tourist location year round offering a comfortable climate and friendly atmosphere.

Panama City's attributes provide a highly attractive living environment compatible with a variety of tastes and life styles. Cited most often are: pleasant climate, attractive housing opportunities, fishing and water sports, arts and entertainment, and a pleasing small town environment for raising a family.

Please visit CrimeReports.com and http://www.pcgov.org/home for more information. 

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