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Carbondale P.D. offers crime mapping and statistics on new website

Carbondale, IL (KFVS) - People in Carbondale now have a new, interactive tool to help them stay informed about crime in their neighborhoods. The Carbondale Police Department is now linked to a new website: www.crimereports.com.

The crime data comes directly from the department's database. The site is easy to use, and offers up-to-the-minute citywide crime statistics and neighborhood mapping that's broken down by date, location and crime type. Residents can type in their address and learn what's been going on and where as soon as a police report has been put into the department's system.

"I've actually gotten to where I'm afraid to walk my dog after dark," Carbondale resident Radonna McKinney said. "So I'd just kind of like to know where the activity is and what it's related to."

The new site can do more than just inform folks who already live in Carbondale. When out-of-town SIU students search for a place to live, the website can offer them a more detailed picture of where they potentially plan to live than just thumbing through the classifieds.

"I saw in the paper that there's been a lot of crimes lately around where I live," said SIU Student Julie Reeves. "I hadn't even realized there had been so many break-ins where I live, so next time I'll look for an apartment, I would definitely use it."

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