Raleigh seems to be a very safe city, at least in my opinion. Walking the streets of downtown is very rarely a problem. But if you do want to know where or when (in the past 30 days) a certain crime has been committed, just click HERE for a newly unveiled Crime Map from the IT department of The Raleigh Police Department.
Various layers can be turned on and off relative to the corresponding crime, from arson to homicide with data being updated twice a week. At first the tool seems a bit slow and somewhat confusing to navigate (zooming tending to be a tedious task, which should be one of the easiest). I am not sure what this will help in the city, it may even create more segregation of neighborhoods, which is something any growing American city does not need more, especially Raleigh. Let’s hope it proves to be a useful tool for the city but to me, it feeds a similar fire/fear that the Family Watchdog approach does again causing fear led segregation.
View Video of the Map HERE