UCrime.com, First Crime Mapping and Alert Service for Colleges and Universities, Expands Reach to 100 New Schools and Canada



    BALTIMORE, Sept. 23 /CNW/ -- UCrime.com, the first and only crime mapping
and alert service for colleges and universities, today announced the addition
of 100 more schools to the list of those it covers. The new crime data
includes that on York University, Canada. With the new additions, UCrime.com
now provides accurate data in near-real time on 200 colleges and universities
in North America.
    "We have had tremendous response since we launched the site in August,
with over 50,000 unique page views," said Colin Drane, CEO of UCrime.com.
"Requests to add data on additional schools have poured in from around the
country, and even from Canada. We will continue to add new colleges and
universities to meet demand for this vital information."
    The service is free to members of the public. It allows students,
parents, administrators, public safety officials and others to view reported
crime activity on an easy to use map. Information is available on the date,
time, event type and location of a crime. Users can sign up to receive alerts
automatically via email if a crime occurs near a selected school or schools.
Alerts can be sent to desktop computers and mobile devices, including iPhones.
UCrime.com is also available on Facebook.
    Information on UCrime.com is obtained through police departments, daily
newspapers and other publicly available sources. The site incorporates "Web
2.0" social networking technology to enable users to comment on particular
crimes.
    "We look forward to further development of UCrime.com's user involvement
capabilities and contributions," added Drane. "It's a powerful way to assist
the work of campus security forces and municipal police departments in solving
and, most important, preventing crime."
    
    About UCrime.com
    
    UCrime.com is a Web site that provides crime maps, automated alerts and
tools for user participation to help improve public safety around the nation's
colleges and universities. The site's timely and accurate information is
shared with SpotCrime.com, an online crime mapping and alert service that
provides information on 190 cities across the United States, Canada and the
UK. To learn more, visit www.ucrime.com.




For further information:

For further information: John Jordan of Principor Communications,
+1-202-595-9008 ext. 63, jjordan@principor.com, for UCrime.com Web Site:
http://www.ucrime.com

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