Loudoun County residents can now use www.CrimeReports.com to keep track of police reports in the county. The county Sheriff’s office uploads data every night now to the map based system. You can sign up for email alerts for free; and the system shows all calls to the Sheriff’s office regardless of whether they turn into a crime report or an arrest. Calls for incidents involving sexual assault, domestic violence, or medical calls will not be displayed so as to protect the privacy of the victims.
I took a peek at it this morning; while it doesn’t provide a lot of data other than the time and type of call (with the location), it will probably eliminate those folks that call the sheriff’s office to ask why there was a cruiser in their neighborhood the night before. I always say that information is power, so any potential homebuyer could use this as a tool to compare neighborhoods well before they put in an offer on a home.
Kudos to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department, I think this will be a useful tool!