When it comes to reporting crime on a visual geographical map, there are two excellent sites people typically go to

(1) http://crimereports.com

(2) http://spotcrime.com

Unfortunately, none of these two sites report crimes in our district very well. You’d see crimes spotted in the neighboring Montgomery county, even many parts of the PG county, but, not in our part of the county.

Now that should give some of us a false sense of security, whereas we *do have* a lot of crime going on in our district.

I guess part of the reason why crimes in our area are not listed is the data source these sites get from different  police department. As you all know our city doesn’t have any police force. There is certainly a disconnect between these sites and the various police departments that cover our district, namely contract police, PG police, University police and the MD park police.