Google Maps + Crime = More reason to freak out.

Is there anything Google Maps can’t do? Not only can I see all there is to see and find a cab, now I can get all the crime information I have never wanted to know through ChicagoCrime.org. Don’t get me wrong, knowing about crime rates is half the battle, but is still always disheartening to see this a block from your house.

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Awesome! Handguns!

The searching capabilities are endless and the site is amazingly well structured. I had to research crime rates when my family bought an income property 3 flat and all the resources I found were either highly diluted or very very inconclusive. So this is a great tool for finding information on a neighborhood… or just as a great list of reasons to never leave the house.

2 Comments so far

  1. rob (unregistered) on May 17th, 2005 @ 2:31 pm

    Logan square is District 14 if anyone is looking for it. It took me a while to figure that out.

    The 14th district’s web page.


  2. Alana (unregistered) on May 18th, 2005 @ 12:01 pm

    I’ve had so much fun playing with this since yesterday. The block expansion option has lots of “wow factor”.

    Holy crap!



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