Thursday, January 31, 2008

Online Crime Information

The Utah Attorney General's Office issued a press release yesterday about crime information being made available online. (see press release here) The data is available by accessing According to the press release, Davis County and Woods Cross are the only South Davis County law enforcement agencies participating.

The interface is very easy to use and displays the information very cleanly.

Currently, Woods Cross doesn't appear to have any crime data submitted to the database. Hopefully this will be coming soon. Each of those orange squares represents where a registered sex offender lives.

I believe having this information easily accessible for residents is a great step forward. I'm a big proponent of having public information posted online. Now if we could just get our city to post the annual budget online.

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