Trulia's New Color-Coded Crime Map Shows How Hot, or Not, You Neighborhood Really Is

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Every year or so we get word of yet another crime map out there. Here's the latest: Trulia's Beta-testing, color-coded "heat" map, which, says the Chicago Sun-Times, is a collaboration between EveryBlock.com, CrimeReports.com and SpotCrime.com intended to allow "home buyers, sellers and renters to look at citywide crime trends in 50 metropolitan areas," among them, of course, Dallas.

Good timing too: The council's Public Safety Committee meets this afternoon to review the latest crime stats, where, you'll see, murder's on the rise -- and that chart doesn't include the three homicides Dallas Police reported yesterday.

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Suburbanmale08
Suburbanmale08

Hey the reports are for September of this year..doesnt help homebuyers today with data from 3 months ago..ijs...cool idea but the opposite of cool technology that makes life easier is cool technology that isnt working like it should....

Cristin Zweig
Cristin Zweig

@Loltehe - I'm Cristin with Trulia. "Arrests" mean the non-felony crimes like DUIs, jaywalking, etc. All other more major crimes are given their own categories and if they are reported and are showing up on this map, then that does mean that an arrest or other appropriate action was taken by authorities.

elbueno
elbueno

" -- and that chart doesn't include the three homicides Dallas Police reported yesterday."

Someone call Bunny Colvin!

Lolotehe
Lolotehe

Strange, for every detail view on that map, it says "None: arrests". Does that mean no one gets arrested?

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