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Palm Beach County, Fla., Joins Nearly 600 Law Enforcement Agencies on the National Crime Map

Today, as Palm Beach County residents prepare to send their kids out trick-or-treating, the sheriff’s office announces a partnership with CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, to give parents and members of the public a comprehensive map of crime in their communities. Palm Beach County joins 22 other law enforcement agencies across Florida that already publish crime information through the CrimeReports Network to inform local citizens about crime.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office believes that partnering with CrimeReports will give area citizens an accurate picture of crime, not only for Halloween safety but also throughout the rest of the year. Residents will be able to see city and county crime data side-by-side in the towns of Lake Worth, Wellington, Belle Glade, Royal Palm Beach, and other towns throughout the county, giving citizens a complete picture of crime in their communities.

“Florida has been a leader in publishing crime maps for the public,” said Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO of CrimeReports. “We’re thrilled to be working with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and look forward to working closely with them to strengthen their partnership with the public to prevent and reduce crime.”

CrimeReports offers all citizens free email crime alerts, sex offender information, and the most comprehensive public crime mapping service on the web. Working with nearly 600 law enforcement agencies across North America, CrimeReports’ popularity is due, in part, to a recent trend in law enforcement toward use of web 2.0 tools and social media to share crime information directly with citizens. CrimeReports is the most-affordable, industry-leading resource for accurate, comprehensive, public-facing crime mapping.

About CrimeReports

Working with nearly 600 law enforcement agencies across North America, CrimeReports is the largest and most accurate online resource for up-to-date crime information. The CrimeReports network offers a family of affordable, easy-to-use software tools for law enforcement agencies to understand crime trends and share up-to-date neighborhood crime data with the public. Community members can access the integrated crime map and receive email crime alerts for free at www.CrimeReports.com, empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their neighborhood and community. CrimeReports services are offered by Public Engines, Inc. For more information, visit www.CrimeReports.com.

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