Considering my career in news and my work as a mystery writer, it’s probably no surprise that I’m really into true crime and crime reporting. So it’s also no surprise that a site like Crime reports is right up my alley.

Crime Reports is a crime mapping site that allows you look at crime rates from over 1000 police departments. When you arrive at the site, you can watch a video that explains how to use Crime reports. 

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If you’d like to browse the data by state, scroll down to the bottom and select the state.

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Or get started by clicking on Explore the map or choosing to type in an address, name, or region and clicking the magnifying glass button.

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Just keep clicking on the map buttons until you get to specific locations.

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This will bring up the location and populate it with bullets on the map for where a crime has been committed. 

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You’ll notice that some police departments offer you the option to Explore.

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You’ll be able to see social media feeds from agencies, look at incidents in-depth, and even map crime trends.

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You can also submit a tip and share crimes of interest on social media.  

Check it out at this link:  https://www.crimereports.com/