RAIDS Online Mobile
By BAIR Analytics Inc.
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BAIR’s public crime map, RAIDS Online, connects law enforcement with the community to reduce crime and improve public safety. Crime mapping helps the public get a better idea of the crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe.
RAIDS Online goes beyond crime mapping by automatically alerting the public about recent crime activity and by improving communication between the public and law enforcement. RAIDS Online empowers the public to make better decisions about crime by putting the same technology used by law enforcement to analyze and interpret crime activity into the hands of the public.
RAIDS Online Mobile allows you to search for crime in your area, visualize crime hotspots, sign up for neighborhood watch reports and view crime maps that keep you informed of recent crime activity.
- Map crimes near your address or your current location
- Identify high-crime areas with hotspot maps
- View details about a crime, including crime type, date, time, address, location type, distance from location and geocode accuracy
- Subscribe to daily, weekly or monthly email Neighborhood Watch Reports
- Search and filter based on the crime category and date of the incident
Don't see crime data in your city? Contact the law enforcement agency in your area to request that they start sharing crime information with you through RAIDS Online. It's absolutely free for your city to participate, so there's no reason for them not to join RAIDS Online.
What's New in Version 1.3
+ Added sex offenders
+ Added custom url scheme for access from other apps
+ Updated for iOS 7 (now requires at least iOS 6)
+ Added support for CrimeStoppers
+ Fixed error retrieving crimes from server
I've been using this app for about 5+ months now on a regulars basis in my own home and as part of my daily business. I really wish more cities were supported or there was a way to pull data from the Crime Stoppers database and overlay with current data. I started using this app because my best friend is a police officer in the area I work and they use this app on their website for public crime info.
I love the added sex offenders selection in crime type. However, when I click one nothing pulls up. I used to be able to pull up a picture, name and address of any registered offender but now it just brings up a blank box.
I also would like a bit more flexibility in the dates. The pre-defines ranges are great but I'd like to be able to define my own as well.
What would be great is if I could pull data from other map based apps, like real estate (i.e. est home value, recently sold, for sale/rent), be able to draw a circle on an area and get the average crime rate and a comparison against the national average for a neighborhood of this type.
Thanks for this wonderful tool. It's a breeze to use and very stable.
I absolutely love the info this app gives! Crime in my area is on the rise and this allows me to give my neighbors info daily on crime in the area. The only downfall is you can only select to receive info within the maximum of a 5 mile radius and I find it would be helpful to be able to choose a larger area. The same burglars were breaking into homes in a larger area but I could not choose my reports to reflect this. Very good app though!
A wonderful start...
but not yet ready for prime-time.
The most critical fix is, as mentioned by one of the other reviews, no ability to contact the developer with suggestions.
Another is the paucity of data; New Jersey has perhaps 450 municipalities, yet this app only includes ... five small towns. The app gives no explanation for why the remaining 445 are not included (including none of the large cities), nor any way to request the addition of new towns. Without this, the app is useful for only for perhaps 0.5% of the people in New Jersey.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 30, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 7.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bair Software Inc.
- © 2012 BAIR Analytics Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.